Board of Trustees

To support the institute in a more societal context and advise on scientific policy, a Board of Trustees is assembled for a period of six years. Apart from scientists, the members are representatives from politics and industry. They facilitate the communication between the institute and the public and contribute insights into diverse areas of science, politics and economics.

The Board of Trustees was recently reassembled and currently has twelve members.

MdL Theresia Bauer

Minister for Science, Research and Art, Baden-Württemberg


Prof. Dr. Michael Baumann

Chairman and Scientific Director of the German Cancer Research Center in the Helmholtz Association


Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. Bernhard Eitel

President of Heidelberg University


Dr. Dr. h.c. Peter Gölitz


Prof. Dr. Hanns-Peter Knaebel

CEO of Röchling Group


Prof. Dr. Carsten Könneker

Editor-in-chief Spektrum der Wissenschaft


Dr. Tilman Krauch

Member of the Management Board of the Freudenberg Group


Dr. Heinrich Lohstöter


Dr. Stefan Oschmann

Chairman of the Executive Board and CEO of Merck


Beate Spiegel

Managing Director of the Klaus Tschira Foundation


Nikolaus Turner

Managing Director and Member of the Executive Board of the Foundation Lindau Nobel Laureate Meetings


Dr. Eckart Würzner

Mayor of the City of Heidelberg