Boards and committees

Scientific Advisory Board (Fachbeirat)

The Scientific Advisory Boards are the main instrument for evaluating the scientific performance of the institutes in the Max Planck Society. The President appoints members to the Scientific Advisory Boards based on proposals made by the institutes.  The Scientific Advisory Board evaluates the institute every three years.
(The last visits were 2010 and 2013.)

Members:

Prof. Dr. Jacqueline A. Bergeron, Institut d'Astrophysique de Paris, Paris (France)
Prof. Dr. Matthew Colless, Australian Astronomical Observatory, Epping, (Australia)
Prof. Dr. Neal Evans, The University of Texas at Austin, Austin (USA)
Prof. Dr. Kenneth C. Freeman, Mt Stromlo Observatory, Weston Creek (Australia)
Dr. Neil Gehrels, NASA/GSFC, Greenbelt  (USA)          Chair of the board
Prof. Dr. Fiona A. Harrison,CALTECH, Pasadena (USA)
Prof. Dr. Robert C. Kennicutt, University of Cambridge, Cambridge (UK)
Prof. Dr. Eliot Quataert, University of California, Berkeley (USA)
Prof. Dr. Gordon J. Stacey, Cornell University, Ithaca (USA)

Interdisciplinary members of the advisory board
Prof. Dr. Gisela Anton (Universität  Erlangen-Nürnberg) (Germany)
Prof. Dr. Michael Perryman (ESA) (Germany)

Board of Trustees (Kuratorium; together with the MPI für Astrophysik)

The primary role of the Board of Trustees is to establish a trusting relation between the institutes and the general public. A research organization has to rely on the interest of the board members to make use of the opportunities research opens up and to rely on the willingness of the members to continually support research.

Members:

Prof. Dr. A. Bode, Leibniz-Rechenzentrums der Bayerischen Akademie der Wissenschaften
Dr. R. Breuer, ehem. Chefredakteur Spektrum der Wissenschaft
Dr. G. Gruppe, Mitglied des Vorstandes, Deutsches Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt (DLR)
MdB F. Hahn, Deutscher Bundestag
Prof. Dr. B. Huber, Prädident LMU München
Dr. F. Merkle, Mitglied des Vorstands, OHB System AG
Dr. R. Mertz, Bayerisches Staatsministerium für Wirtschaft und Medien, Energie und Technologie
Dr. U. von Rauchhaupt, Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, Redaktion Sonntagszeitung – Wissenschaft
Prof. R. Rodenstock, Optische Werke G. Rodenstock GmbH & Co. KG
Dr. J. Rubner, Bayerischer Rundfunk, Redaktionsleiterin Wissenschaft und Bildungspolitik
MdB B. Zypries, Parlamentarische Staatssekretärin, Bundesministerium für Wirtschaft und Energie


last update 2015-06-09   by H. Steinle