MPE Organisation

MPE Organisation

The institute is headed joinly by the four directors; every four years the managing director changes.

Managing Director

Prof. Dr. Kirpal Nandra
Prof. Dr. Kirpal Nandra
Director of the High-Energy Astrophysics Group at MPE
Phone:+49 89 30000-3401

Max Planck Institute for Extraterrestrial Physics, Garching

Scientific Members, Directors

Prof. Dr. Ralf Bender (Optical and Interpretative Astronomy)
Prof. Dr. Paola Caselli (Center for Astrochemical Studies)
Prof. Dr. Reinhard Genzel (Infrared- and Submillimeter-Astronomy)
Prof. Dr. Kirpal Nandra (High-Energy Astronomy)

Retired Scientific Members

Prof. Dr. Gerhard Haerendel
Prof. Dr. Reimar Lüst
Prof. Dr. Gregor Morfill
Prof. Dr. Klaus Pinkau
Prof. Dr. Joachim Trümper

External Scientific Members

Prof. Dr. Ewine F. van Dishoeck, Leiden Observatory (NL), MPE
Prof. Dr. V. Fortov, IHED, Moscow (Russia)
Prof. Dr. John Kormendy, University of Texas at Austin (USA)
Prof. Dr. Roald Z. Sagdeev, University of Maryland (USA)
Prof. Dr. Maarten Schmidt, CALTECH, Pasadena (USA)
Dr. Karl Schuster, IRAM, Grenoble (France)
Prof. Dr. Yasuo Tanaka, JSPS, Bonn, MPE


Former Scientific Members

Prof. Dr. Günther Hasinger

MPE Member in Scientific Council of the Chemistry, Physics & Technology Section of the MPG

Dr. Natascha M. Foerster Schreiber

Head of the Administration

Hendrik Wanger