How the Max Planck Society Helped Transform Open Access

April 24, 2019 Anna Ehler

Hear the story of Wiley’s groundbreaking Open Access agreement with Germany and learn about the key role of the Max Planck Society, straight from one of the society’s Projekt DEAL negotiators.


Professor Gerard Meijer studied physics at Radboud University, Nijmegen, The Netherlands, where he also completed his PhD in 1988. In 2000 he became Director of the FOM Institute for Plasma Physics in Nieuwegein, and in 2002, Director of the Fritz Haber Institute (FHI) in Berlin, where he established the Molecular Physics department. In 2012, he accepted the “call of duty” to serve as President of the Executive Board of the Radboud University in Nijmegen, a position that he held until the beginning of 2017. Since then, he has been reappointed as Director of the FHI in Berlin. Since January 2018 he is an elected member of the German Council of Science and Humanities (Wissenschaftsrat).


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