Herwig Schopper#


Herwig Schopper
Email:herwig.schopper 'at' cern.ch
Membership Number:1225
Membership type:ORDINARY
Main Country of Residence:SWITZERLAND
Section:PHYSICS & ENGINEERING SCIENCES
Username:hschopper
Homepage: http://schopper.home.cern.ch/schopper/





Present and Previous Positions

  • Prof.emeritus Univeristy Hamburg
  • Full professor University Hamburg from 1973 until retirement 1989
  • Director-General CERN, (1981-88)
  • Full Professor at the University Karlsruhe and Director Institute for Experimental Nuclear Physics of the Research Centre and the University, (1961-73)
  • Division Leader and Director Experimental Research Programme, European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN), Geneva, (1970-73)
  • Cornell University, Ithaca with R.R.Wilson (1960-61)
  • Cavendish Laboratory, Cambridge with O.R.Frisch (1956-57)
  • Research assistant at Technical University, Stockholm with Lise Meitner (1950-51)
  • Privatdozent Erlangen (1957)
  • Physics Diploma Hamburg University (1949), Doctorate Hamburg University (1951),

Fields of Scholarship

  • optics (thin metal layers)
  • nuclear physics (parity violation, proton polarized beams)
  • elementary particle physics (electron and neutron scattering)
  • accelerator engineering (superconducting cavities)
  • detector development (hadron calorimeter)

Honours and Awards

  • 1957 Physics Prize, Göttingen Academy of Science
  • 1958 Carus Medal, Academy “Leopoldina", Halle
  • 1978 von Gerstner Medal, Munich (1978)
  • 1984 Grosser Kulturpreis, Sudetendeutsche Akademie, Munich (1984)
  • 1985 “Golden Plate" award, American Academy of Achievement (1985)
  • 1985 Gold Medal, Weizmann Institute, Israel (1985)
  • 1989 Grosses Bundesverdienstkreuz, Germany (1989)
  • 1991 Wilhelm-Exner Medal, Vienna (1991)
  • 1994 Purkyne Memorial Medal, Czech Academy of Sciences
  • 1996 Order of Friendship, Russia (1996) awarded by President of Russian Republic
  • 1998 Memorial Medal, Charles University, Prague
  • 2003 Grand Cordon of the Order of Independence awarded by H.M.Abdullah II, King of Jordan
  • 2003 Tate Medal of American Institute of Physics (2003); 2004 UNESCO Albert Einstein Gold Medal; 2005 *Niels Bohr Gold Medal of UNESCO-Denmark
  • 2004 UNESCO Albert Einstein Gold Medal
  • 2004 Silver Medal of SESAME International Council
  • 2009 Honorary Medal of Portuguese Minister for Higher Education and research


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