Legal Notice

The following provides mandatory data concerning the provider of this website, obligations with regard to data protection, as well as other important legal references involving the website of the EUROfusion Consortium Research Institutions ( as required by German law. EUROfusion is a consortium of currently 31 research organisations and, behind them about 162 affiliated entities including universities and companies, from 26 European Union member states plus the United Kingdom, Switzerland and Norway.


The provider of this internet site is the registered association Max Planck Society for the Advancement of Science e.V..


Max-Planck-Gesellschaft zur Förderung der Wissenschaften e.V.
Hofgartenstrasse 8
D – 80539 München
Telephone: +49 89 2108-0

Register of Societies and Associations

The Max Planck Society is registered in the Official Register of Societies and Associations at Berlin-Charlottenburg Local Court under the register number VR 13378 B.


The Max Planck Society is legally represented by its Board of Directors, and this in turn by its President, Prof. Dr. Martin Stratmann, and its Secretary-General Rüdiger Willems (on an interim basis).

Value Added Tax Identification Number

The VAT identification number of the Max Planck Society is DE 129517720.


The editor responsible for the contents of the website of the EUROfusion Consortium Research Institutions ( in accordance with media law is:

Karl Tischler
Head of Communications
Boltzmannstr. 2
85748 Garching

Legal Structure

The Max Planck Society is a non-profit research facility which is organized as a registered association. All of the institutes and facilities of the Max Planck Society are largely autonomous in terms of organization and research, but as a rule have no legal capacity of their own.

Liability for Contents of Online Information

The purpose of this website is to provide information about fusion and fusion research, particularly the research activities related to EUROfusion.

As the provider of contents in accordance with Section 7 Paragraph 1 of the Tele-Media Law, the Max Planck Society is responsible for any contents which it makes available for use in accordance with general legal provisions. The Max Planck Society makes every effort to provide timely and accurate information on this Web site. Nevertheless, errors and inaccuracies cannot be completely ruled out. Therefore, the Max Planck Society does not assume any liability for the relevance, accuracy, completeness or quality of the information provided. The Max Planck Society shall not be liable for damages caused directly or indirectly through the use or failure to use the information offered and/or through the use of faulty or incomplete information, other than in case of wilful misconduct or gross negligence. The same shall apply to any software available for download free of charge. The Max Planck Society reserves the right to modify, supplement, or delete any or all of the information offered on this website, or to temporarily or permanently cease publication thereof without prior and separate notification.
This legal notice as well as any questions and disputes related to this website are subject to the laws of the Federal Republic of Germany.

Links to External Pages

This internet presence contains links to external pages. External pages will open up in new windows or tabs. The respective presenters of linked external pages are always responsible for their own contents. When presenting a link for the first time, Max-Planck-Gesellschaft examines the external content to check, whether it will incur possible action under civil or criminal law. Permanent checking of the contents of linked external pages without concrete evidence of legal contraventions is, however, unreasonable. If Max-Planck-Gesellschaft ascertains or is notified by others that an external service to which it is linked has incurred action under civil or criminal law, it will instantly sever the link to this service. Max-Planck-Gesellschaft expressly dissociates itself from such contents.

Copyright notice

The texts, images, photos, videos or graphics available on our website are generally subject to copyright protection or other licensing provisions. Any unauthorized use (in particular the reproduction, processing or distribution) of this copyright-protected content is therefore prohibited. If you intend to use this content or parts of it, please contact us in advance using the details above. Unless we ourselves are the owner of the required copyright usage rights, we will endeavor to establish contact with the authorized person.

Social Media

Editors for Social Media

Karl Tischler, Gieljan de Vries