Reimar Lüst#

Reimar Lüst
Email:cornelia.sengbusch 'at'
Membership Number:195
Membership type:ORDINARY
Main Country of Residence:GERMANY

Present and Previous Positions
  • since 1992 Professor at the University of Hamburg
  • 1989-1999 President of the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation
  • 1984-1990 Director General of the European Space Agency (ESA)
  • 1965 Honorary professor at the Technical University of Munich
  • 1963-1972 Director of the Max Planck Institute for Extraterrestrial Physics
  • 1968-1970 Vice President of the European Space Research Organisation (ESRO)
  • 1962-1964 Scientific Director of the European Space Research Organisation (ESRO)
  • 1960 Scientific member of the Max Planck Institute for Physics and Astrophysics
  • 1959 Lecturer in physics at the University of Munich
  • 1955-1956 Fulbright Fellow at the Enrico Fermi Institute of the University of Chicago and at Princeton University
  • 1951 Fellow and assistant at the Max Planck Institute for Physics, Göttingen

Fields of Scholarship
  • Physics and Astrophysics
  • Origins of the planetary system
  • Solar physics
  • Physics of cosmic rays
  • Plasma physics
  • Hydrodynamics

Honours and Awards
  • Wilhelm Exner Medal
  • Adenauer-de Gaulle Prize
  • Weizman Award for Science and Humanities
  • Officer of the French Légion d’Honneur
  • Grand Federal Cross of Merit of the German Republic

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