headed the Institute of Geophysics from 1964 to 1992
Prof. Dr. Manfred Siebert was the Director of the Institute of Geophysics between 1964 and 1992. As a university lecturer, he was an exemplary mentor, who was able to spark the enthusiasm of his students for geophysics and meteorology. As a scientist, he enjoyed worldwide recognition for his outstanding studies on the excitation of tides in the Earth’s atmosphere and his contributions to magnetospheric physics. He led the institute with a great deal of attention and foresight. His expertise combined with his warm and caring attitude left a lasting impression on his colleagues, staff members and friends.