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Gregor Eugen Morfill

Gregor Eugen Morfill, German institute director, researcher. Recipient Gagarin medal, 2000; Patten fellow University Indiana, 1994. Member Russian Academy of Sciences (foreign).

Background

  • Morfill, Gregor Eugen was born on July 23, 1945 in Oberhausen, Rheinland, Germany. Son of Frederick Thomas and Maria (Vinalmont) Morfill.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Science, Imperial College, London, 1967. Disseminated Intravascular Coagulation, Imperial College, London, 1968. Doctor of Philosophy, Imperial College, London, 1971.

      Habilitation, University Heidelberg, Germany, 1977. Doctor of Technology(honorary), University Berlin, 2003.

    Career

    • Research fellow Max Planck Institute Extraterrestrial Physics, Garching, Germany, 1971-1973, staff member Germany, 1973-1975, senior staff member, group leader Germany, 1975-1981, director Germany, since 1984. Coordinator German Research Foundation (Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft), Germany, 1988-1995. Chairman Verbundforschung, Germany, 1989-1995.

      Chairman Rat Deutscher Stern-warten, 1997-2001. Professor Munich University, since 1989. Honorary professor University Leeds, 1999, University Arizona, 1999.

    Works

    • Author: Chaos ist ├╝berall und es funktioniert, 1991. Editor: Galactic Astrophysics and Gamma Ray Astronomy, 1985, Physical Processes in Interstellar Clouds, 1987, 17th Texas Symposium on Relativistic Astrophysics, 1995. Contributor over 200 articles to professional journals.

    Membership

    Member Russian Academy of Sciences (foreign).

    Connections

    • Married Valerie Gilbert, October 12, 1968. Children: Julia, Gary.
    • father: Frederick Thomas Morfill
    • mother: Maria (Vinalmont) Morfill
    • spouse: Valerie Gilbert
    • children: Julia Morfill
    • Gary Morfill
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    Born July 23, 1945
    (age 72)
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    • 1967
      Imperial College
    • 1968
      Imperial College
    • 1971
      Imperial College
    • 1977
      University Heidelberg
    • 2003
      University Berlin
    • 1971 - 1973
      Research fellow, Max Planck Institute Extraterrestrial Physics
      Garching, Bayern, Germany, Germany
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