Ecole Royale Militaire - Koninklijke Militaire School
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The Royal Military Academy will reward Dr. Friedrich Wagner a Doctorate Honoris Causa for his work in nuclear fusion. The honorary degree will be presented to Dr. Wagner by Dr. Roger Weynants. The ceremony will take place Wednesday March 18th at 14h30, in the main auditorium of the Military Academy. Invitations are required.
Friedrich Wagner was born on November 16th 1943 in Pfaffenhofen (Swabia). After studying physics and taking his PhD at the Technical University of Munich in 1972, Wagner then went as a postdoc to Ohio State University, where he did research in the field of low-temperature physics from 1973 to 1974. In 1975 he joined Max-Planck-Institute of Plasma Physics, being made head of the ASDEX tokamak experiment in 1986 and appointed Scientific Fellow in 1988. He qualified for lectureship in the same year at the University of Heidelberg, where he held a teaching post till 1991, when he became Honorary Professor at the Technical University of Munich. From 1989 till 1993 he has been project head of the Wendelstein 7-AS stellarator experiment. From 1993 to 2008 he was Director at Max-Planck-Institute of Plasma Physics, from March 1999 till April 2007 Speaker of the Greifswald Branch Institute and from 2003 till 2005 head of the "Wendelstein 7-X Enterprise".
In 1987 he was awarded the "Excellence in Plasma Physics" prize by the Plasma Physics Division of the American Physical Society, in 2007 the Hannes Alfvn Prize of the European Physical Society. In 2008 he has been awarded the Stern-Gerlach Medal 2009 by the German Physical Society. Since 1999 he is Ordinary Professor at the Ernst-Moritz Arndt University in Greifswald. Besides his institute commitments, Wagner was from 1996 till 2004 Chairman of the Plasma Physics Division of the European Physical Society, since April 2007 he is President of the European Physical Society. Wagner is Honorary Member of the Ioffe Institute, St. Petersburg, Fellow of the Institute of Physics of the American Physical Society, and Member of the Editorial Board at the Institute of Physics.March 18th, 2009
May 3rd, 2012
Dr. D. Strivay from will give a talk entitled 'Particle accelerator applications in research and industry at the University of Liège'
March 9th, 2012
Dr. T. Wauters will give a talk entitled 'Study and Optimization of Magnetized ICRF Discharges for Tokamak Wall Conditioning' on March 9.
February 13th, 2012
Djamel Grine will have the public defense of his PhD thesis at the University of Ghent on February 13, 2012.