The Managing Directors of the Minerva Stiftung are responsible not only for the representation of the foundation towards the public, but also for the incorporation of the Minerva Stiftung GmbH into the Max Planck Society as its sole shareholder.
Minerva's Head of Office, Dr. Lou Bohlen, speaks about her role within the Minerva Stiftung. The interview contains her personal story with the Minerva Stiftung, her view on the institution as well as her tasks as Head of Office and her vision for the future..
In 1959, a delegation of the Max Planck Society, headed by its president Otto Hahn, visited the Weizmann Institute of Science in Rehovot, Israel. The background was that after a long time of silence scientific contacts between researchers of these institutions were coming to life. Following this meeting, the German government provided DM 3 million start-up capital for research projects and the exchange of scientists and researchers with the Weizmann Institute.