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Rudolf H. A. Rigler Edit Profile

educator , physicist

Rudolf H. A. Rigler, Swedish physicist, educator. Achievements include first to Fluorescence Correlation Spectroscopy and Single Molecule Detection. Recipient Humboldt Research award, Humboldt Foundation, 1992, Max-Planck Research prize, Max Planck Society, 1995, Diesel medal, German Society for Engineering and Technology, 1996, Exner medal, Austrian Society of Industrialisation, 2000.

Background

Rigler, Rudolf H. A. was born on September 13, 1936 in Frankfurt/Main, Germany. Son of Rudolf W. and Emilie B. Rigler.

Education

Doctor of Medicine, Doctor of Philosophy, Karolinska Institute, Stockholm, 1966. Doctor of Medicine, Alma Mater Carola Francisca, Graz, 1960.

Career

Professor of medical physics Karolinska Institute, Stockholm, since 1985. Professor of molecular biophysics University of Lund, Sweden, 1983—1985. Professor of biophysics Swedish Research Council, Stockholm, 1976—1983.

Invited professor Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Lausanne, Switzerland, since 2001.

Achievements

  • Achievements include first to Fluorescence Correlation Spectroscopy and Single Molecule Detection.

Membership

Member of European Academy, Academy Leopoldina, Royal Swedish Engineering Academy, Royal Swedish Academy of Science, Nobel Assembly of the Karolinska Institute, Royal Swedish Yacht Society.

Connections

Married Birgitta University Fornell, December 2, 1962. Children: Erik R. F., Johann G. W., Per H. A.

father:
Rudolf W.

mother:
Emilie B. Rigler

spouse:
Birgitta University Fornell

children:
Erik R. F. Rigler

Johann G. W. Rigler

Per H. A. Rigler