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physicist , university professor

Walter Oelert, German physicist. Achievements include first observation produced atoms of antihydrogen. Leader Boy Scouts, Hamburg, 1958-1962.

Background

Oelert, Walter was born on July 14, 1942 in Dortmund, Federal Republic Germany. Son of Walter Hermann and Therese (von Guerard) D.

Education

Diploma, University Hamburg, Federal Republic Germany, 1969. Doctor of Philosophy, University Hamburg, Federal Republic Germany, 1973. Habilitation, University Bochum, Federal Republic Germany, 1986.

Professor, University Bochum, Federal Republic Germany, 1996.

Career

In 1995 under the leadership of Professor Walter Oelert, the international group of physicists in the CERN laboratory managed to show that they had obtained experimentally nine atoms of antihydrogen in a particle accelerator. Later research allowed the CERN scientists to collect anti-protons among low-energy positrons until they combine into anti-atoms and store them at very low temperatures.

Achievements

  • Achievements include first observation produced atoms of antihydrogen.

Membership

Leader Boy Scouts, Hamburg, 1958-1962.

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Avocations: alpinist, horseback riding, theater.

Connections

Married Brigitte Schulte Overbeck, September 6, 1969. Children: Thilo, Stella.

father:
Walter Hermann D.

mother:
Therese (von Guerard) D.

spouse:
Brigitte Schulte Overbeck

children:
Stella Oelert

Thilo Oelert