Directors

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Prof. Dr. Ulrich R. Christensen
Director
Phone:+49 551 384 979-467

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Prof. Dr. Laurent Gizon
Director
Phone:+49 551 384 979-439
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Prof. Dr. Sami K. Solanki
Director
Phone:+49 551 384 979-325

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Assistant to the Board of Directors

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Dr. Johannes Stecker
Assistant to the Board of Directors
Phone:+49 551 384 979-315

Head of Administration

Andreas Poprawa
Head of Administration
Phone:+49 551 384 979-287

Organization

Organization of the Institute

Managing Director

Prof. Dr. Laurent Gizon

Directors

Prof. Dr. Ulrich R. Christensen
Prof. Dr. Sami K. Solanki
Prof. Dr. Laurent Gizon

Retired Directors

Dr. Helmut Rosenbauer
Prof. Dr. Vytenis M. Vasyliunas

For former directors check the page about the history of the institute

External scientific members

Prof. Dr. Karl-Heinz Glaßmeier
Technical University Braunschweig, Institute for Geophysics und Meteorology

Prof. Dr. Johannes Geiss
International Space Science Institute

Prof. Dr. Albert A. Galeev
Russian Academy of Science, Space Research Institute

Max Planck Fellow

Prof. Dr. Thorsten Hohage
University of Göttingen, Institute of Numerical and Applied Mathematics

Assistant to the Board of Directors

Dr. Johannes Stecker

Head of Administration

Andreas Poprawa

Structure, Organization plan

The diagram shows the organizational structure of the MPS. All units report directly to the Managing Director. The institute consists of two branches: the scientific branch, which in turn consists of the scientific departments, three Minerva/Max Planck Research Groups, and the International Max Planck Research School (IMPRS); and the infrastructure branch, which consists of the scientific support units as well as the administration and the general technical support units.

Research is often organized as projects that are allotted resources from the departments and scientific support units for a limited time.

 

Members of Staff

As of July 1, 2014, the institute had 320 members of staff, 135 of which were financed by external funding. The diagram shows the distribution of the different fields of activities of staff members.

staff 2015

 

 
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