The German SOFIA Science Working Group (GSSWG) is an advisory group chartered by DLR in order to provide advice to the DLR SOFIA project management regarding SOFIA related topics. It is also a forum to discuss German SOFIA related policies, e.g., regarding the German Time allocation Committee. Members of the GSSWG are made up of one representative each of the institutes that build and operate the German astronomical SOFIA instruments (currently GREAT) and four representatives of the German scientific community, proposed by the Council of German Observatories (RDS). Representatives of DLR, DSI, and SUG are ex officio members.


Friedrich Wyrowski, MPIfR Bonn
Jürgen Stutzki, University of Cologne
Henrik Beuther, MPIA, Heidelberg
Jochen Eislöffel, LSW Thuringia, Tautenburg
Sebastian Wolf, Univ. Kiel
Silvia Spezzano, MPE Garching

ex officio Members:

Heinz Hammes, DLR SOFIA Project Manager
Alfred Krabbe, DSI Director, University of Stuttgart
Thomas Keilig, DSI Manager, University of Stuttgart
Bernhard Schulz, SOFIA SMO Deputy Director, NASA Ames/University of Stuttgart
Urs Graf, SOFIA User Group member, Univ. zu Köln
Alessandra Roy, DLR
Dörte Mehlert, DSI
Maya Kaźmierczak-Barthel, University of Stuttgart
Jürgen Böker, DLR
Sebastian Colditz, DSI