Organization of the Institute

Organization of the Institute

Managing Director

Prof. Dr. Laurent Gizon


Prof. Dr. Laurent Gizon (Managing Director)
Prof. Dr. Sami Solanki
Prof. Dr. Thorsten Kleine

Retired Directors

Prof. Dr. Ulrich R. Christensen
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
Technische Universität zu Braunschweig, Institut für Geophysik und Extraterrestrische Physik

Prof. Dr. K. R. Sreenivasan
New York University, Tandon School of Engineering

For former external scientific members check the page about the history of the institute

Max Planck Fellow

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

Other functions

Research Coordinator: Dr. Wieland Dietrich

Head of Administration: Andreas Poprawa

Equal Opportunity Officers: Melani Bergmann, Dr. Regina Aznar Cuadrado, Dr. Joanna Drążkowska

Ombudsperson: Prof. Dr. Hardi Peter (Deputy: Dr. Johannes Wicht)

Representative in the Section: Dr. Achim Gandorfer

Organizational structure of the MPS


Members of Staff

As of July 1, 2023, a total of 277 employees were working at the institute. Of these, 96 positions were financed by third-party funding. The diagram shows the distribution among the different fields of activity

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