Jean-Pierre Blaser#

Email:jp.blaser 'at' bluewin.ch
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Main Country of Residence:SWITZERLAND
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Present and Previous Positions

  • Dr. sc. nat. (physics) ETH Zurich 1952
  • 1952-1955 Research associate at Carnegie Institute of Technology, Pittsburgh, USA. Research area: Particle physics at the 440 Mev synchrocyclotron
  • 1955-60 Director Observatory and assoc. prof. Astrophysics University of Neuchatel, Switzerland
  • 1960 - Full professor of physics at ETH Zurich, Switzerland
  • Founder of Swiss Inst. of Nucl. Research (SIN), later director of Paul Scherrer Inst. (PSI), Villigen Switzerland.
  • Emeritus 1990
  • 1993 - 95 member Space Science Adv. Comm. of ESA, chairman Fundamental Physic Advisory Group

Fields of Scholarship

  • solid state physics
  • nuclear reactions and accelerator technology
  • particle physics at the 440 Mev synchrocyclotron
  • position astronomy and new time standards based on atomic clocks

Honours and Awards

  • Dr. honoris causa University of Lausanne
  • Dr. honoris causa University of Fribourg (Switzerland)
  • Dr. honoris causa University of Geneva
  • Dr. honoris causa University of Neuchâtel
  • Dr. honoris causa University of Zurich
  • Honorary member of Physical Society Zurich
  • Honorary member of the Swiss Physical Society
  • Member at large Austrian Academy of Sciences
  • Foreign Associate of the Royal Society of South Africa
  • Member of Academia Europaea
  • Cancer Award of the Swiss Cancer League
  • Prize of European Organization for Research and Treatment of Cancer (EORTC)


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