The board of trustees at its meeting in 2015: 18 people lines up for a group photo.

Board of Trustees of the institute

Representatives of all social groups relevant for the institute sit on the Board of Trustees, notably representatives of political parties, commerce, science, and the media. The Board is responsible for the link to the public, especially to those interested in the research performed at the institute and to those who might potentially aid in this research. The Board communicates the concerns of the institute and advances the interaction with the social and political community. The Board members are appointed by the president of the Max Planck Society according to suggestions made by the heads of the institute.

Members of the Board of Trustees

Prof. Dr. Stefan Dreizler
Institute for Astrophysics and Geophysics, University of Göttingen

Rüdiger Eichel
Department head, Ministry for Science and Culture of Lower Saxony

Fritz Güntzler
Member of the German Federal Parliament

Prof. Dr. Günter Hasinger
Director of Science, ESA

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Anke Kaysser-Pyzalla
Chair of the Managing Board, German Aerospace Center (DLR)

Dr. Josef Lange
Former State Secretary

Dr. Fritz Merkle
Former member of the Managing Board of OHB SE

Dr.-Ing. Walther Pelzer
Member of the Managing Board, German Aerospace Center (DLR)

Dr. Ulf von Rauchhaupt
Head of science section, Frankfurter Allgemeine Sonntagszeitung

Prof. Dr. Metin Tolan
President of the University of Göttingen


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