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Herbert Walther

Herbert WALTHER, German professor of physics. Medal 1989; Medal (American Optical Society. Bavarian Academy, of Sciences, Academy Leopoldina.

Background

  • Walther, Herbert was born on January 19, 1935 in Ludwigshafen, Germany. Son of Philipp and Anna (Lorenz) Walther.

  • Education

    • Diploma in physics, University Heidelberg, 1960. Doctor of Philosophy, University Heidelberg, 1962. Doctor of Philosophy (honorary), Academy Sinica, China, 1980.

      Honorary Doctor Degree of Lomonosov, University Moscow, Russia, 1991. Honorary Doctor Degree of Lomonosov, University Hannover, Germany, 1994.

    Career

    • Postdoctoral fellow University Heidelberg, 1962-1963. Science assistant University Hannover (Federal Republic Germany), 1963-1968, lecturer, 1968-1969. Guest scientist laboratory Aimé Cotton National Center for Scientific Research, Orsay, France, 1969.

      Visiting fellow Joint Institute for Laboratory Astrophysics, University Colorado, 1970. Professor University Bonn (Federal Republic Germany), 1971. Professor physics University Cologne (Federal Republic Germany), 1971-1975, University Munich, 1975—2003, professor emeritus, from 2003.

      Director Max-Planck-Institut für Quantenoptik, Garching, Germany, 1981—2003, director emeritus Germany, from 2003. Vice president Max-Planck-Society, 1990-1996. Member senate, council National Science Foundation, Federal Republic Germany, 1978-1984.

      Member planning Max-Planck Society, 1982-1986. Chairman commission atomic and molecular physics International Union Pure and Applied Physics, 1984-1987. Stanley H. Klosk lecturer New York University, 1985.

      Loeb lecturer Harvard University, 1990. Celsius lecturer Uppsala University, 1994. Hendrik de Waard lecturer, Groningen, 1996.

      Regents lecturer University California, Berkeley, 1997. James Franck Memorial lecturer, Jerusalem, 1997, Hascoe lecturer University Connecticut, 2004.

    Works

    • Author: several books in field.

    Membership

    Fellow: Institute Physics (London), American Physical Society, Optical Society of America (public committee 1986, Charles Hard Townes award 1990, Frederic Ives medal/Jarus W. Quinn Endowment 2003). Member: Convent for Technology Sciences German Academies, Russian Academy of Sciences (foreign), European Science Foundation (executive council 1998—2000), Heidelberg Academy (correspondent), Hungarian Academy of Sciences (honorary), American Academy Arts and Sciences (honorary. Foreign), German Physical Society (honorary.

    Board directors 1979-1982, Stern Gerlach medal 1998), Roland Eötvös Physical Society (honorary), Romanian Academy (honorary), Belarussian Physical Society (honorary), Nordhein-Westfälische Academy (correspondent), Academy Europaea, Academy Naturfoscher Leopoldina (member senate since 1998), Bavarian Academy of Sciences, European Physical Society (division chairman 1985-1989, chairman quantum electronics division 1987-1989, Quantum Electronics prize 2000).

    Connections

    • Married Margot Gröschel, July 27, 1962. Children: Thomas, Ulrike.
    • father: Philipp Walther
    • mother: Anna (Lorenz) Walther
    • spouse: Margot Gröschel
    • children: Thomas Walther
    • Ulrike Walther
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    Born January 19, 1935
    Died July 22, 2006
    (aged 71)
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    • 1960
      University Heidelberg
    • 1962
      University Heidelberg
    • 1980
      Academy Sinica
    • 1991
      University Moscow
    • 1994
      University Hannover
    • 1962 - 1963
      Postdoctoral fellow, University Heidelberg
    • 1969
      guest scientist, laboratory Aim+? Cotton National Center for Scientific Research
      Orsay, Centre, France
    • 1970
      visiting fellow, Joint Institute for Laboratory Astrophysics
    • 1971
      professor, University Bonn (Federal Republic Germany)
    • 1971 - 1975
      professor, physics University Cologne (Federal Republic Germany)
    • 1975 - 2003
      professor, physics University Cologne (Federal Republic Germany)
    • 1981 - 2003
      director, Max-Planck-Institut f+-r Quantenoptik
      Garching, Bayern, Germany, Germany
    • 1990 - 1996
      vice president, Max-Planck-Society
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