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physical goedesy educator

Erik Wilhelm Grafarend, German physical goedesy educator. Member Royal Astronomical Society.

Background

Grafarend, Erik Wilhelm was born on October 30, 1939 in Essen, Germany. Son of Hans and Emilie (Tuschenboner) Grafarend.

Education

Master of Science in Engineering, Technology University Clausthal, 1964. Master of Science in Physics, Technology University Clausthal, 1968. Doctor of Philosophy in Engineering, Technology University Clausthal, 1966.

Doctor honoris causa, Kungliga Tekniska Högskolan, Stockholm, 1989. Doctor honoris causa, University Darmstadt, 1996. Doctor honoris causa, University Budapest, 1998.

Doctor honoris causa, University Federal Armed Forces, Munich, 2000.

Career

Scientific assistant Institut for Theoretical Physics, Technology University, Clausthal-Zellerfeld, Germany, 1966-1968, Venia Legendi f. Theo. Geo. Germany, 1970, University Bonn, 1970, associate professor, 1970-1980. Professor, chairman physical geodesy Stuttgart University, since 1980.

Guest professor numerous foreign universities. President IAG Study Groups.

Works

  • Other Work

    • Author 3 books. Contributor over 230 science articles to professional journals.

Membership

Member Royal Astronomical Society.

Connections

Married Ulrike Buttner, August 15, 1968. Children: Birgit, Jens.

father:
Hans Grafarend

mother:
Emilie (Tuschenboner) Grafarend

spouse:
Ulrike Buttner

children:
Birgit Grafarend

Jens Grafarend