Our institute currently consists of 12 departments, 5 Emeritus groups and 24 research groups with their own research focus. These are supported through 15 central scientific and general service facilities. With more than 850 people – among them about 470 scientists – our institute is one of the largest in the Max Planck Society and unique in its multidisciplinary approach.
In order to maintain a high scientific standard, an advisory board of international scientists regularly assesses the research undertaken here. A board of trustees, composed of scientists as well as representatives from industry and politics, supports the integration of the institute's work into the wider social context.
Managing Director: Dirk Görlich
Deputy Managing Director: Marina Rodnina
Head of Administration: Achim Rodeck
Ombudsperson of the Institute: Wolfgang Wintermeyer
Section Member of Scientific Staff: Steffen J. Sahl
Equal Opportunity Representative: Ulrike Gerischer