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physicist

Reinhard Furrer, German physicist. Recipient Science medal Netherland Academy of Sciences, 1985, Great Service Cross, Bundes President Germany, Bonn, 1985, Space Flight medal National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Houston, 1986.

Background

Furrer, Reinhard was born on November 25, 1940 in Wörgl, Germany. Son of Alfred Herrmann and Charlotte (Morgenroth) Furrer.

Education

Diploma in physics, Free University Berlin, 1969. Doctor of Philosophy, Free University Berlin, 1972. Habilitation, Free University Berlin, 1979.

Career

Research associate University Chicago, 1979-1981, German Aerospace Agency, Cologne, 1981, science astronaut, 1983-1993. Assistant professor physics Free University Berlin, 1975, Berlin Space Jurd. Inc., 1987-1994

Managing director Spacetech Inc., Bonn, GGermany.

Juror Innovation Prize of GGerman Industry, Frankfurt, 1990. Member science advisory board Max Planck Institute Radioastronomy, Bonn, 1988-1994. Lecturer space programs and space science numerous groups.

Works

  • Other Work

    • Contributor over 200 articles to science journals. Participant science television programs.

Membership

Member advisory board Rundfunk im amerikanischen Sektor-television, Berlin, 1987-1992, German Ministry of Science, since 1992, active Aspen Institute, Berlin, since 1989. Member board trustees W.V. Braun Foundation, Berlin, since 1989. Member Association Space Explorers, German Society Aeronautics and Astronautics, German Physical Society, Herman Obert Society (honorary).

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Aviation/flight instruction, open-water diving.

Connections

father:
Alfred Herrmann Furrer

mother:
Charlotte (Morgenroth) Furrer