Simon van der Meer#


Simon van der Meer
Sadly, this member passed away.
Membership Number:1027
Membership type:ORDINARY
Main Country of Residence:SWITZERLAND
Section:PHYSICS & ENGINEERING SCIENCES
Username:smeer
Elected:1991




Professor Simon van der Meer passed away March 4th, 2011.

Positions Held
  • 1956 - 1990 Researcher at European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN)
  • 1952 - 1956 Researcher at Philips Research Laboratory, Eindhoven
  • 1952 PhD in Physics at Delft University of Technology

Fields of Scholarship
  • Technique of stochastic cooling of particle beams
  • Intermediate vector bosons (the W and Z bosons)

Honours and Awards
  • Nobel Prize for Physics (1984)
  • Duddell Metal, Institute of Physics (1982)
  • Horzours Loeb Lecturer, Harvard University (1981)
  • Member of Academia Europea (1991)
  • Member of Royal Netherlands Academy of Sciences (1984)
  • Foreign Honorary Member at American Academy of Arts and Sciences (1984)


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