Professor Klaus Blaum appointed Vice President at the Max Planck Society

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Prof Dr Klaus Blaum (© Stefanie Aumiller / Max-Planck-Gesellschaft)

Prof Dr Klaus Blaum from the MPI For Nuclear Physics, supervisor of AVA Fellow Markus Wiesinger, has been appointed Vice President of the Max Planck Society Chemistry, Physics and Technology Section.

Other newly appointed Vice Presidents are Dr Asifa Akhtar and Prof Ulman Lindenberger and together they are now part of the Executive Board, which advises President Martin Stratmann and prepares important decisions for the Society.

As Vice President, similar to his predecessor Ferdi Schüt, Klaus also wants to get involved in technology transfer and Cyber Valley, Europe’s largest research consortium in the field of artificial intelligence with partners from science and industry. Another area of focus for him, as he has been maintaining close scientific cooperation in the Asian region, is to contribute to the exchange between the Max Planck Society and the Chinese Academy of Sciences. Furthermore, he is very much interested in digitization and sustainability within the Max Planck Society.