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Rudolf Ludwig Mössbauer

physicist , researcher

Rudolf MOSSBAUER, German physicist. Award 1960; Medal of Franklin Institute. American Academy, of Arts and Sciences, Accad. Nazionale di Roma; Deutsche Ph.vsische Gesellschaft, Deutsche Gesellschaft der Naturforscher, Leopoldina, American Physical Society, European Physical Society, Indian Academy, of Sciences, American Academy, of Sciences, Academy, of Sciences of the USSR, Pontifical Academy, of Sciences, Hungarian Academy, of Sciences.


Mössbauer, Rudolf Ludwig was born on January 31, 1929 in Munich. Son of Ludwig and Erna Mössbauer.


Student, Technische Hochschule, Munich. Doctor of Science (honorary), Gustaphus Adolphus College, 1963. Doctor of Science (honorary), University Lille, France, 1963.

Doctor of Science (honorary), Oxford University, 1973. Doctor of Science (honorary), University Leicester, England, 1975. Doctor honoris causa, University Grenoble, France, 1974.

Doctor honoris causa, University Madrid, 1975. Doctor honoris causa, University Leuven, 1976. Doctor honoris causa, University Saarbrücken, 1985.

Doctor honoris causa, Eötvös Loránd University, Budapest, Hungary, 1989. Doctor honoris causa, University Montreal, 1989. Doctor honoris causa, University Birmingham, United Kingdom, 1998.


Research assistant Max-Planck Institute, Heidelberg, Federal Republic Germany, 1955-1957. Research fellow Technische Hochschule, Munich, 1958-1960, California Institute of Technology, 1960, senior research fellow, 1961, professor physics, 1961. Professor experimental physics Technology University Munich, 1964-1972, 77-97, professor emeritus, since 1997.

Director Institute Max von Laue, Grenoble, France and German-French-British High Flux Reactor, 1972-1977.


  • Other Work

    • Author publications on recoilless nuclear resonance absorption and neutrino physics.


Fellow Franklin Institute (life). Member Deutsche Physikalische Gesellschaft, Deutsche Gesellschaft der Naturforscher und Aerzte, Deutsche Akademie der Naturforscher Leopoldina, American Physical Society, European Physical Society, Indian Academy of Sciences, American Academy of Sciences (foreign), American Academy Arts Sciences (fgn), National Academy of Sciences (foreign associate), Bavarian Academy of Sciences, Academia Nazionale dei Extra Large Roma, Pontifical Academy of Sciences, Academy of Sciences Union of the Soviet Socialist Republics (foreign), Academy European Sciences Arts des Letters France, Hungarian Academy of Sciences, International Academy of Sciences, International Academy of Science, Munich, Academy Europe United Kingdom, French Physical Society (honorary), British Institute Physics (honorary)., Academia Scientiarum et Artium Europaea.


  • Other Interests

    Piano, hiking, photography, languages.


Married E. Pritz, 1957 (divorced 1983). 3 children; Married Christel Braun, 1985.

Ludwig Mössbauer

Erna Mössbauer

E. Pritz

Christel Braun