Board of Trustees (Kuratorium)

The members of the Board of Trustees link the institute with its regional and national scientific and social environment and support the institute's external relations.

Members of the Board of Trustees during the current term of office 2021-2026 are:

  • Dr. Thomas Bührke (Science Journalist, Book Author and Astrophysicist, Schwetzingen)
  • Lars Lindberg Christensen (Head of Communications, Education and Engagement, National Optical-Infrared Astronomy Research Laboratory (NOIRLab), Tucson (USA))
  • Prof. Dr. Reinhold Ewald (Institute for Space Systems (IRS) of the University of Stuttgart, ESA-Astronaut, Chairman of the Board of Trustees (komm.))
  • Prof. Dr. Matthias Hentze (Director, European Molecular Biology Laboratory [EMBL], Heidelberg)
  • Ute von Hoerner (Management, von Hoerner & Sulger GmbH, Schwetzingen)
  • Prof. Dr. Ralf Klessen (Institute forTheoreticle Astrophysics (ITA) of the Center for Astronomy of Heidelberg University (ZAH))
  • Prof. Dr. Carsten Könneker (Science Journalist, Heidelberg)
  • Dr. Caroline Liepert (Ministry of Science, Research and Arts, Stuttgart)
  • Stephan Plenz (Former member of the Board of Management of Heidelberger Druckmaschinen AG, Wiesloch)
  • Dr. Thomas Stammler (Head, Technology and Product Strategy, Zeiss, Oberkochen)
  • Prof. Dr. Andreas Tünnermann (Direktor, Fraunhofer Institute for Applied Optics and Precision Engineering, Jena)
  • Dr. Thomas Westerhoff (Head, Strategic Business Area Zerodur; Schott AG Mainz)


last update: C. Hiemstra, 26.01.2024

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