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Phone: +49 69 798 47600
Fax: +49 69 798 47611

Foundation under civil law

(Stiftung bürgerlichen Rechts)
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Regierungspräsidium Darmstadt

Tax information

VAT identification number: DE258856211
Tax number: 47 250 42161
Tax office: Finanzamt Frankfurt am Main


Prof. Dr. Eckhard Elsen

Notice of exemption and donations

According to the notice of the tax office Frankfurt am Main V, tax number: 47 250 42161 dated 12.09.2022, FIAS is exempt from corporate income tax according to § 5 para. 1 no. 9 of the Corporate Income Tax Act and from business tax (in compliance with "§ 3 Nr. 6 Gewerbesteuergesetz"), as the foundation directly and exclusively serves tax-privileged non-profit objectives (in compliance with "§§ 51 ff. Abgabenordnung"). 

The foundation is authorized to issue official receipt forms for donations offered for the purpose of support for such objectives.


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All rights reserved. Distribution, even in parts, for teaching or personal use is permitted if made under reference to its source. Any commercial use requires explicit permssion by FIAS.

Content of web pages

Responsible for the content of our web pages as well as our newsletters and mailing lists (§ 55 Abs. 2 Rundfunkstaatsvertrag):

    Prof. Dr. Eckhard Elsen
    Frankfurt Institute for Advanced Studies (FIAS)
    Ruth-Moufang-Straße 1
    60438 Frankfurt am Main

If any such content happens to violate applicable law, we ask for immediate notification. We will remove the affected page or content as soon as possible.

This policy follows regulations demanded by German law (Telemediengesetz, Rundfunkstaatsvertrag).

Links to external web pages

Web pages of FIAS may contain links to information provided by services beyond FIAS control and responsibility. FIAS will not take responsibility or warrant for those pages, nor does it endorse or support their content.

This policy follows regulations demanded by German law (Telemediengesetz).


FIAS does not take responsibility for any damages related to the use of its web pages. To the extent possible, content is checked and updated regularly. However, we cannot warrant for the overall correctness of information provided.


Most of the pictures on this web site have been collected from various sources and groups that are part of or associated with FIAS. Permission has been obtained from each source/group to make use of these pictures as part of the public web presence.

In particular cases the source or ownership of a picture is indicated in its upper right corner.

Some pictures have been generated using the visualization software MADAI. While these pictures have been created based exclusively on data obtained by calculations performed by the group mentioned (and/or its collaborators), we would like to give credit to the makers of MADAI for providing a tool to produce high-quality visual presentations, and note that this work was supported by the U.S. National Science Foundation’s Cyber-Enabled Discovery and Innovation Program through grant no. 0941373. More information can be found at


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