Gerhard Haerendel#


Gerhard Haerendel
Membership Number:919
Membership type:ORDINARY
Section:EARTH & COSMIC SCIENCES
Elected:1990
Main Country of Residence:GERMANY





Present and Previous Positions

  • 1992 - 1996 Director of the MPE’s Aussenstelle (external laboratory) in Berlin
  • 1987 Honorary Professor at the Technical University, Braunschweig
  • 1972 - 2000 Director of the Max Planck Institute for Extraterrestrial Physics (MPE)
  • 1969 Fellow of the Max Planck Institute for Physics and Astrophysics

Fields of Scholarship
  • Discovery of dayside boundary layers
  • Motion of plasma clouds
  • Formation of ionospheric irregularities
  • Equatorial spread-F
  • Ambi-polar diffusion
  • Diffusion of trapped particles
  • Wave-particle interactions
  • Reconnection
  • Boundary layers
  • Auroral arcs
  • Cometary interactions
  • Origin of spicules
  • Solar flares
  • Gamma-ray production in neutron stars

Honours and Awards
  • 1982 - 1984 Chairman of the Council of the European Incoherent Scatter Radar (EISCAT)
  • 1989 - 2002 Vice-President of the International Academy of Astronautics
  • 1994 - 2002 President of the Committee on Space Research (COSPAR)
  • 2003 - 2007 Chair of the European Space Science Committee (ESSC) of the European Science Foundation
  • 2002 Theodore von Karman Award
  • 2007 Allan D. Emil Memorial Award
  • 2010 Jean Dominique Cassini Medal


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