Jaak Aaviksoo#


Jaak Aaviksoo
Email:jaak.aaviksoo 'at' ttu.ee
Membership Number:2275
Membership type:ORDINARY
Main Country of Residence:ESTONIA
Section:PHYSICS & ENGINEERING SCIENCES
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Present and Previous Positions
  • 2015 – Rector of the Tallinn University of Technology
  • 2015 member of the XIII composition of the parliament of Estonia
  • 2011 – 2014 Minister of Education and Research
  • 2011 member of the XII composition of the parliament of Estonia
  • 2007 – 2011 Minister of Defence
  • 2007 member of the XI composition of the parliament of Estonia
  • 2003 – 2007 Rector of the University of Tartu
  • 1998 – 2003 Rector of the University of Tartu
  • 1996 – 1998 Head of the Institute of Experimental Physics and Technology of the University of Tartu
  • 1996 – 1996 Minister of Education
  • 1995 – 1995 Minister of Culture and Education
  • 1992 – 1995 the first Vice-Rector of the University of Tartu
  • 1992 – 2015 Professor of optics and spectroscopy at the University of Tartu
  • 1981 – 1994 worked as a guest professor at the Novosibirsk Institute of Thermal Physics (Russia), Max Planck Institute for Solid State Research (Germany), Osaka University (Japan) and University of Paris VI (France)
  • 1976 – 1992 junior, senior and leading research scientist at the Institute of Physics of the Estonian Academy of Sciences

Fields of Scholarship
  • Physics
  • Politics

Honours and Awards
  • 1994 Academician at the Estonian Academy of Sciences
  • 2000 Order of Merit of the National Coat of Arms, class IV
  • 2000 Grand Cross of the Order of Merit of the Federal Republic of Germany
  • 2000 Medal of the University of Tokyo
  • 2002 Medal of the City of Tartu
  • 2003 Honorary Doctor of the University of Turku
  • 2004 member of the Academia Europea
  • 2006 Order of the White Rose of Finland
  • 2006 Order of Merit of the White Star, II class
  • 2007 Cross of Merit of the Estonian Evangelical Lutheran Church, III class
  • 2007 National Order of Merit of France
  • 2009 Order of the Three Stars of the Republic of Latvia
  • 2011 Estonian Defence League White Cross, I class
  • 2012 Honorary Doctor of the University of Lapland

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