On 6th October, 2009, Günther Hasinger was appointed Chairman of the EFDA Steering Committee (EFDA-SC).

Professor Dr. Hasinger was appointed scientific director of Max Planck Institute of Plasma Physics at Garching and Greifswald in 2008. Prior to this, as of 2001, he held the role of director of the X-ray and Gamma Group of MPE at Garching. Hasinger ranks among the world’s leading capacities in the fields of cosmology and x-ray astronomy. In 2005, he was awarded the Leibniz Prize of the German Research Foundation for his research on cosmic background xray radiation.

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