The Bavarian Academy of Sciences, founded in 1759, is one of the oldest and – according to the number of the members of staff, the research programme and the budget – the largest of the eight German Länder-Academies. Since more than 250 years it is committed to its tasks as traditional learned society, non-university research institution and as a hoard of a vivid scientific discourse.
As a research institution of international rank the Academy is conducting basic research in the humanities and the natural sciences – often in co-operation with universities and research institutions. The focal point of the Academy lies on doing research in long-term projects, which are forming the basis for further investigations and are saving our cultural heritage, e.g. by the elaboration of critical editions, of scientific dictionaries and of exactly conducted measurement-series. Furthermore, the Academy is operating the Walther-Meißner-Institute für Cryogenic Research, the Bavarian Research Institute for Digital Transformationand the Leibniz Supercomputing Centre, which is one of the three national maximum-capacity-datacentres in Germany.
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Prof. Dr Hendrik Birus (Literary Scholar), Section I
Prof. Dr. Andrea Abele-Brehm (Social psychologist), Section II
Prof. Dr Arndt Bode (Computer Scientist), Section III
Prof. Dr Susanne S. Renner (Biologist), Section IV
Executive Secretary: Bianca Marzocca
Media: Dr Ellen Latzin
Conception and Organisation of Events: Simone Sokolis
Scientific Consultant: Dr. Johannes Bernwieser
Staff: Heike Bein
Office: Alrun Arabi | Irene Häberle
Library and Exchange of Documents: Sabine Mühlig
Archive: Dr. Johann Pörnbacher