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physics professor

Achim Richter, German Physics professor. Recipient Alexander von Humboldt award, Germany and France, 1988, MaxPlanck research prize in Physics/Mathematics/Astronomy, 1992; fellow Institute for Advanced Study, Berlin, 1998-1999. Member German Physical Society (head nuclear physics division 1981-1983), Royal Society South Africa, Heidelberg Academy Sciences.

Background

Richter, Achim was born on September 21, 1940 in Dresden, Germany. Son of Georg Edmund and Elsa Frieda (Wenzel) Richter.

Education

Diploma in physics, University Heidelberg, Germany, 1965. Doctor rerum naturalium (Doctor in Sciences), University Heidelberg, Germany, 1967. Habilitation in Physics, University Heidelberg, Germany, 1971.

Doctor (honorary), Chalmers University, Gothenburg, Sweden, 1995. Doctor (honorary), University Ghent, Belgium, 1996. Doctor (honorary), University Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, 2000.

Doctor (honorary), Kharkiv National University, 2000.

Career

Research associate Max Planck Institute Nuclear Physics, Heidelberg, 1967, Florida State University, Tallahassee, 1967-1968. Postdoctoral fellow Argonne National Laboratory, Illinois, 1968-1970. Docent in physics University Heidelberg, 1971.

Associate professor Ruhr University, Bochum, Germany, 1971-1974. Professor physics Technische University Darmstadt, Germany, since 1974. Dean faculty of physics Technische Hochschule Darmstadt, Germany, 1994-1996.

Tage Erlander professor Sweden, 2006. Board director Institute Nuclear Physics.

Works

  • Other Work

    • Contributor numerous articles to professional journals.

Membership

Fellow American Physical Society. Member German Physical Society (head nuclear physics division 1981-1983, Stern-Gerlach medal 2001), Royal Society Arts and Sciences Göteborg (foreign member), Royal Society South Africa, Heidelberg Academy of Sciences.

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Avocation: alto viola.

Connections

Married Christine Monika Richter, June 1, 1988. Children: Rebecca, Tobias.

father:
Georg Edmund Richter

mother:
Elsa Frieda (Wenzel) Richter

spouse:
Christine Monika Richter

child:
Tobias Richter

child:
Rebecca Richter