FAIR Council

The FAIR Council is the most senior institution at FAIR GmbH. It convenes at least twice a year to pass guidelines for the management and to approve budgets, medium-term scientific plans and the convening of committees, for example. The council comprises a maximum of two representatives from each contractual partner and, where appropriate, other consultants. It elects the chairperson and his deputy for two years.

Delegates to the Council of FAIR GmbH


  • Catarina Sahlberg - Uppsala University (Chair)
  • Volkmar Dietz - German Federal Ministry for Education and Research (BMBF) (Vice Chair)

Finland / Sweden:

  • Katri Huitu - Helsinki Institute of Physics
  • Niklas Ottosson - Swedish Research Council
  • Thomas Nilsson - Chalmers University of Technology (Advisor)
  • Antti Väihkönen - Helsinki Institute of Physics (Advisor)


  • Danielle Gallo - Alternative Energies and Atomic Energy Commission (CEA)
  • Marcella Grasso - National Center for Scientific Research (CNRS)


  • Christine Burtscheidt - Hessisches Ministerium für Wissenschaft und Kunst (HMWK)
  • Andrea Fischer - BMBF
  • Doreen Becker - BMBF (Advisor)
  • Marco Grumler - Econum Unternehmensberatung GmbH (Advisor)
  • Maximilian Jedemann - BMBF (Advisor)
  • Philipp Strauchmann BMBF (Advisor)


  • Uday Bandyopadhyay - Bose Institute, Kolkata
  • Subhasis Chattopadhyay - Variable Energy Cyclotron Centre (VECC)
  • Sanjay Kumar Ghosh - Bose Intitute, Kolkata (Advisor)
  • Sanjeev Kumar Varshney - Department of Science and Technology (Advisor)


  • Mateusz Gaczynski - Department of Innovation and Development of the Ministry of Science and Higher Education, Warsaw
  • Zbigniew Majka - Jagiellonian University Kraków
  • Maciej Chorowski - Wrocław University of Science and Technology, Wrocław (Advisor)
  • Piotr Salabura - Jagiellonian University Kraków (Advisor)


  • Cornelia Anca Ghinescu - Ministry of Research and Innovation
  • Ruxandra Popescu - Ministry of Research and Innovation
  • Ionel Andrei - Extreme Light Infrastructure - NP (ELI-NP) (Advisor)
  • Catalin Borcea - IFIN-HH (Advisor)


  • Maxim V. Bogachev - State Atomic Energy Corporation (ROSATOM)
  • Victor Yu. Egorychev – Director NRC Kurchatov Institute
  • Peter Bogdanov - ROSATOM (Advisor)
  • Oleg Patarakin - ROSATOM (Advisor)
  • Michail Rychev - European XFEL GmbH (Advisor)
  • Victor Varentsov - FAIR GmbH (Advisor)


  • Albin Kralj - Ministry of Higher Education, Science and Innovation (MVZI)

United Kingdom:

  • Justin O’Byrne - Science and Technology Facilities Council (STFC)

Czech Republic

  • Marek Vyšinka, Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports
  • Andrej Kugler, Nuclear Physics Institute of the Czech Academy of Sciences


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