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important legal references involving the Website of the Max Planck
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Directors which, in turn, is represented by the President of the
Society, Prof. Dr. Peter Gruss and by Secretary General Dr. Ludwig Kronthaler.
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Responsible editors for the contents of the website of
the Max-Planck-Institut für extraterrestrische Physik with regard to media law:
Dr. Hannelore Hämmerle
Max-Planck-Institut für extraterrestrische Physik
Editors for further websites
Responsible editors for the contents of the websites of the different departments, groups and
facilities of the Institutsnamen einfügen with regard to media law:
- High-Energy Astrophysics group
Prof. Dr. Thomas Boller
- Infrared/Submillimeter Astronomy group
Dr. Thomas Ott
- Optical and Interpretative Astronomy group
Dr. Roberto Saglia
- Theory and Complex Plasmas group
Dr. Michael Kretschmer
Technically Responsible (Webmaster)
Technically responsible for the website of
the Max-Planck-Institut für extraterrestrische Physik is:
Dr. Helmut Steinle
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In accordance with Section 13 Paragraph 3 of the German Tele-Media Law [TMG], user profiles may be created
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