Walter Thirring#

Sadly, this member passed away.
Email:karin.picek 'at' univie.ac.at
Membership Number:678
Membership type:ORDINARY
Main Country of Residence:AUSTRIA
Section:PHYSICS & ENGINEERING SCIENCES
Username:wthirring
Elected:1989


Walter Thirring passed away August 19, 2014.

Positions Held
  • 1968 - 1971 Head of the Theory Division and director at CERN
  • 1959 Professor of theoretical physics at the University of Vienna

Fields of Scholarship
  • Thirring model in quantum field theory
  • Mathematical physics
  • Quantum electrodynamics

Honours and Awards
  • 1967 Eötvös Medal
  • 1969 Erwin Schrödinger Prize
  • 1978 Max Planck Medal of the German Physical Society
  • 1978 Prize of the city of Vienna
  • 1993 Austrian Decoration for Science and Art
  • 1993 Honorary Medal of the Austrian capital Vienna in Gold
  • 1994 Honorary doctorate from the Comenius University in Bratislava
  • 2000 Henri Poincaré Prize of IAMP (International Association of Mathematical Physics)
  • Member of the Austrian Academy of Sciences
  • Member of the German Academy of Sciences Leopoldina, Halle
  • Member of the Pontifical Academy of Sciences, Rome
  • Member of the National Academy of Sciences, USA
  • Member of the Academia Europaea
  • Member of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences


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