Walter Greiner#


Walter Greiner
Sadly, this member passed away.
Email:greiner 'at' fias.uni-frankfurt.de
Membership Number:2724
Membership type:ORDINARY
Main Country of Residence:GERMANY
Section:PHYSICS & ENGINEERING SCIENCES
Username:wgreiner


Walter Greiner passed away October 5, 2016.

Positions Held
  • Since 2003 Founding Director and Member of the Management Board, Frankfurt Institute for Advanced Studies
  • Oct. 2001 - July 2002 Dean of the Physics Faculty of Johann Wolfgang Goethe University
  • Since 1976 Permanent Consultant to Gesellschaft für Schwerionenforschung (GSI) Darmstadt
  • Since 1964 Various offered professorships at Duke University, University of Virginia, Vanderbilt University, etc., declined
  • Since Jan. 1965 Professor of Physics, Johann Wolfgang Goethe University, Frankfurt/Main, Director of the Institute of Theoretical Physics (-1995)
  • August 1964 Acceptance of a chair for theoretical physics - Johann Wolfgang Goethe University, Frankfurt/Main
  • May 1964 Research Associate, University of Freiburg
  • 1962 - 1964 Assistant Professor - University of Maryland (3 months Florida State University)
  • Spring 1961 Ph.D. - Freiburg/Brsg. Thesis: "Nuclear polarization in μ-mesic atoms"
  • 1960 - 1962 Research Associate to Prof. H. Marshall Freiburg/Brsg., Germany
  • January 1960 M.Sc. TH Darmstadt, Thesis: "Plasma-reactors"
  • Spring 1958 B.Sc. - University of Frankfurt/Main
  • 1956 - 58 F.Sc. (Physics and Mathematics) University of Frankfurt/Main

Fields of Scholarship
  • Atomic physics
  • Heavy ion physics
  • Nuclear physics
  • Elementary particle physics

Honours and Awards
  • 2008 Lise-Meitner Award
  • 2006 Chairman of the Program Advisory Board of the Flerov Laboratory at Dubna
  • 2006 1st Degree Physical Medal, Czech Physical Society
  • 2004 Fellow of Institute of Physics (FINSP), London
  • 2001 Member of Accademia Gioenia di Catania
  • 2001 Honorary Professor, Jilin University, China
  • 1999 Officier dans l'Ordre Palmes Académiques
  • 1998 Alexander von Humboldt Medal
  • 1993 Honorary Membership of the Romanian Academy, Bucharest
  • 1989 Honorary Member of Roland Eötvös Society of Hungary (Budapest)
  • 1987 Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts (FRSA), London
  • 1986 First professor holding the "Frankfurt chair", University of Tel Aviv.
  • 1982 Otto-Hahn Award, Frankfurt/Main, Germany
  • 1974 Max-Born Prize and Medal awarded by Institute of Physics, London, and German Physical Society (DPG)
  • Honorary Doctoral Degrees
    • 1982 Honorary Degree of Doctor of Science, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg/South Africa
    • 1990 Honorary Doctor Degree, University of Beijing, China
    • 1990/91 Honorary Degree of Doctor of Science, University of Tel Aviv, Israel
    • 1991 Doctor Honoris Causa, Université Louis Pasteur, Strasbourg, France
    • 1992 Doctor Honoris Causa, University of Bucharest, Romania
    • 1997 Honorary Doctor of Lajos Kossuth University at Debrecen/Hungary
    • 2001 Doctor Honoris Causa, Université Nantes, France
    • 2001 Doctor Honoris Causa, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, Mexico City
    • 2002 Doctor Honoris Causa, University of St. Petersburg, Russia
    • 2003 Doctor Honoris Causa, Joint Institute for Nuclear Research Dubna (Moscow)
    • 2003 Doctor Honoris Causa, Bogoliubov Institute for Theoretical Physics, Kiev (Ukraine)


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