Akademie der Wissenschaften zu Göttingen
Theaterstraße 7
37073 Göttingen

Tel. 0049 551 39-5362
Fax. 0049 551 39-5365


The Academy of Sciences is a corporation under public law. The Academy is legally represented by the President Prof. Dr. Andreas Gardt.


Responsible supervisory authority: Ministry for Science and Culture of Lower Saxony, Leibnizufer 9, 30169 Hanover.

Person responsible for the contents in accordance with § 55 sect. 2 RStV (Broadcasting Treaty): Prof. Dr. Andreas Gardt, President of the Academy of Sciences in Göttingen, Theaterstraße 7, 37073 Göttingen


Information on liability


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