IPP Director elected as member of Academia Europaea

Professor Dr. Sibylle Günter elected to the European scientific society

October 13, 2015

The Academia Europaea has elected Professor Dr. Sibylle Günter, Scientific Director of Max Planck Institute of Plasma Physics (IPP) at Garching and Greifswald, as a member.


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Prof. Dr. Sibylle Günter

In recognition of her outstanding research achievements the Academia Europaea has elected Professor Dr. Sibylle Günter, Scientific Director of Max Planck Institute for Plasma Physics (IPP) at Garching and Greifswald, as a member.

The Academia Europaea, domiciled in London, was founded in 1988. The present membership of some 3,200 from all over Europe treat the entire spectrum of academic disciplines, ranging from the humanities and social sciences to the natural and engineering sciences. The aim of the Academy is to promote European research, advise governments and international organisations in scientific matters, and further interdisciplinary and international research. The Academy is also concerned with improving public awareness of the importance of knowledge and education. Potential members are proposed by an expert commission and their election is ratified by the Board of the Academy.

Sibylle Günter studied physics at Rostock and has been a visiting research scientist in the USA. In 2000 she took up an appointment at IPP as Scientific Fellow of the Max Planck Society, heading the Tokamak Theory Division at IPP till 2011. IPP is conducting research on the physical principles of a fusion power plant, which, like the sun, is to derive energy from fusion of light ions. Since 2011 Sibylle Günter has been apl. Professor at the University of Rostock, and since 2006 Honorary Professor at the Technical University of Munich. She was appointed Scientific Director of IPP in 2011. In the Academia Europaea she is a member of the Physics and Engineering Sciences section.

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