The Scientific Advisory Board is one of the basic pillars of the FIAS. Its high-profile members from all over the world meet every 3 years to evaluate and advise the FIAS in its scientific orientation. Normally this evaluation is integrated into our Fellow Conference, which due to the Corona Pandemic 2020 has to be held online for the first time and in two phases.
In the first phase, all Fellows of the FIAS recorded a lecture about their scientific work and made it available to the members. From today on, the members of the SAB will interview our institute members to get an exact impression of the work here at the FIAS.
Since the last evaluation in 2017, we have been able to attract a number of new, distinguished scientists to the advisory board. Thus, it now consists of Prof. Dr. Ulrich Achatz, Prof. Dr. Christoph Burchard, Prof. Dr. Volker Dötsch, Prof. Dr. Michael Huth, from the University of Frankfurt, as well as Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Bauer (Michigan State University), Prof. Dr. Theo Geisel (Max Planck Institute for Dynamics and Self-Organization), Prof. Dr. Barbara Jacak (UC Berkley), Prof. Dr.- Ing. Anke Kaysser-Pyzalla (German Aerospace Center), Prof. Dr. Edda Klipp (HU Berlin), Prof. Dr. Stefan Müller-Stach (University of Mainz), Prof. Dr. Alexander Reinefeld (Zuse Institute Berlin), Prof. Dr. Reinhard Schneider (University of Luxembourg) and Prof. Dr. Arndt von Haeseler (University of Vienna)
We very much regret not being able to welcome the members personally this year. In the past, many important and successful changes at our institute have been brought about by the impulses of the SAB and we wish all Fellows and SAB members again this year to have informative and inspiring discussions. Above all, we would like to thank the members of the Scientific Advisory Board for agreeing to attend this significantly more time-consuming event and thus supporting the FIAS in becoming an ever better research institution.