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 2013, 2016 and 2019)

Members:

Prof. Dr. Joss Bland-Hawthorne, University of Sydney, Sydney (Australia)
Prof. Dr. Claude, Canizares, MIT, Kavli Institute, Cambridge (USA)
Prof. Dr. Annalisa Celotti, SISSA, Trieste (Italy)
Prof. Dr. Roger Davies, University of Oxford, Oxford (UK) Chair
Prof. Dr. Neal J. Evans, The University of Texas at Austin, Austin (USA)
Prof. Dr. Alyssa A. Goodman, Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics, Cambridge (USA)
Prof. Dr. Koen Kuijken, Universiteit Leiden, Leiden (The Netherlands)
Prof. Dr. Elaine Sadler, University of Sydney, Sydney (Australia)
Prof. Dr. Re’em Sari, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Jerusalem (Israel)
Prof. Dr. Belinda Wilkes, Chandra X-Ray Center, Cambridge (USA)

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. Dr. h.c. A. Bode, Member of the Supercomputing Centre LRZ,  Bayerische Akademie der Wissenschaften
MdB Dr. A. Christmann, Deutscher Bundestag
MdL A. Franke, Bayerischer Landtag
MdB F. Hahn, Deutscher Bundestag
Prof. Dr. B. Huber, President of the LMU München
Prof. Dr.-Ing. A. Kaysser-Pyzalla, Chair of the Executive Board, German Aerospace Center (Deutsches Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt DLR)
Prof. Dr. D. Kranzlmüller, Chairman of the Board, Supercomputing Centre LRZ,  Bayerische Akademie der Wissenschaften
Dr. F. Merkle, former member of the board, OHB System AG
Dr. U. von Rauchhaupt, Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, Editorial Office "Sunday Newspaper – Economy"
Prof. R. Rodenstock, Rodenstock Geschäftsführungs GmbH
Dr. J. Rubner, Bayerischer Rundfunk, Editorial Office "Science and Education"
B. Spiegel, Managing Director, Klaus Tschira Striftung gGmbH
Dr. M. Weiß, Süddeutsche Zeitung, Editorial Office Science
MDirig Dr. M. Wolter, Bavarian Ministry of Economic Affairs, Regional Development and Energy, Head of dep. 4

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