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Scientific Advisory Committee

The Scientific Advisory Committee advises the Foundation Council and the Executive Board on fundamental professional and interdisciplinary questions of the scientific and technical work programme and national and international cooperations. Six to eight internationally respected external researchers in professional life shall be appointed as members, if necessary also other experts in the Foundation's field of research who are distinguished by special scientific knowledge that is of importance for the fulfilment of the Foundation's purpose.

Current members of the Scientific Advisory Committee:

  • Prof. Dr. Andreas Quirrenbach (Chair)
    Heidelberg-Königstuhl State Observatory
  • Prof. Dr. Lyndsay Fletcher (Deputy)
    School of Physics and Astronomy, University of Glasgow
  • Prof. Dr. Jørgen Christensen-Dalsgaard
    Danish Asteroseismology Centre, Department of Physics and Astronomy, Aarhus University
  • Dr. Valentín Martínez Pillet
    Director National Solar Observatory 3665 Discovery Drive Boulder, CO 80303
  • Prof. Dr. Lidia van Driel-Gesztelyi,
    Mullard Space Science Laboratory Holmbury St. Mary RH5 6NT United Kingdom
  • Prof. Dr. Philip R. Goode
    Department of Physics New Jersey Institute of Tech. (NJIT) Newark, New Jersey,
    Big Bear Solar Observatory (BBSO) 40386 North Shore LaneBig Bear City, California 92314 USA
  • Prof. Dr. Karsten Buse
    IMTEK "Department of Microsystems Engineering" - University of Freiburg, Fraunhofer Institute for Physical Measurement Techniques (IPM)
  • Prof. Dr. Manuel Collados
    Vera Instituto de Astrofísica de Canarias C/ Vía Láctea, s/n, E-38205 La Laguna - Tenerife Spain