IONS Directory Profile

Biography

Research Associate and coworker of Werner Heisenberg 1958-1976; Visiting Professor at University of California, Berkeley, 1962, 1968; Matscience, Madras, India 1963; University Nagoya, Japan 2007-. Scientific Member of the Max-Planck-Institut fuer Physik and Astrophysik, Munich 1963–, Member of the Board of Directors 1970-1997, Chairman of the Board 1978-1980; Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Werner-Heisenberg-Institut fuer Physik, Munich 1971, 1978-1980, 1987-1992, Vice-Chairman 1972-1977, 1981-1986, 1993-1995, Emeritus 1997.

Extracurricular Activities:

International Cooperation, Responsibility of Scientists, 1954-; Energy 1977-; Peace and Security, Ecology and Economy, Development and Justice, 1983-; Philosophical and Epistemological Questions 1985-; (more than 300 publications).

Education

Diploma in Physics 1953 Technical University Stuttgart; PhD University of California, Berkeley USA 1956 under guidance of Edward Teller; Habilitation 1962 and Professor 1969 University of Munich, Germany.

Publications

Quanten und Felder (Ed.), Vieweg 1971,

Unified Theories of Elementary Particles (Ed), Springer 1982;

Naturwissenschaflergegen Atomrüstung-Verantwortung für den Frieden (Co-Ed.), Spiegel-Buch 45, Rowohlt V.1983;

Werner Heisenberg, Collected Works (Co-Ed.), 9 vol., Piper and Springer 1985-1993;

Physik und Transzendenz (Ed.), Scherz 1986;

Das Netz des Physikers, Hanser 1988;

De la Science à l’Éthique, Bibliothèque Albin Michel Sciences 1988;

Geist und Natur (Ed.), Scherz 1989;

Respekt vor der Natur - Verantwortung fuer die Natur, Piper 1994;

Die Zukunft ist ein unbetretener Pfad, Herder 1995;

Zukünftige Energiepolitik (Co-ed.), Economica 1995;

Umweltvertraegliches Wirtschaften (Co-ed.),Agenda 1995;

Gott, der Mensch und die Wissenschaft (Co-author), Pattloch 1997;

Rupert Sheldrake in der Diskussion (Co-Ed.), Scherz 1997;

Für eine zivile Gesellschaft, dtv 2000;

Elemente des Lebens (Co-ed.), Graue Edition 2000;

Wir erleben mehr als wir begreifen (Co-author), Herder spektrum 2001;

What is Life? (Co-ed.,Co-author),World Scientific Publ. 2002;

Wirklichkeit, Wahrheit, Werte und die Wissenschaft (Co-Ed.,Co-author), BWV, 2003;

Auch die Wissenschaft spricht nur in Gleichnissen, Herder spectrum 2004;

Potsdam Manifesto & Denkschrift 2005: We have to learn to think in a new way (Co-author), oekom verlag 2006;

Lebensimpulse – Wege aus der Abhängigkeit (Co-author),RHVerlag 2006;

Liebe – Urquell des Kosmos (Co-author),Herder, 2008;

Warum es ums Ganze geht – Neues Denken für eine Welt im Umbruch, oekom verlag 2009;

Geist, Kosmos und PhysikGedanken über die Einheit des Lebens, Crotona Verlag 2010.

Honors & Service

Award of Merit 1956, Oakland, USA;

Right Livelihood Award 1987 (Alternative Nobel Prize”),Stockholm;

Needle of Honor for International Understanding and Peace 1987, Leipzig;

Waldemar-von-Knoeringen Award 1989, Munich;

Ecology Prize Goldene Schwalbe 1990, Darmstadt; 

Natura Obligat Medal 1991, Munich;

Elise and Walter A. Haas International Award 1993, California;

'Muenchen leuchtet'-Medal in Gold 1996, Munich;

Honorary Doctor2002, University of Oldenburg, Philosophy Dept.;

International Scientist of the Year 2002, International Biographical Centre, Cambridge, UK.;

Great Cross of Service Medal of the FederalRepublic of Germany, 2004, Berlin;

Honorary Citizen of Munich, 2007;

International Association for Human Values IAHV Ethics in Business Award 2008, Brussels.

Honorary Membership and Membership in International Organisations:

Deutsche Akademie der Naturforscher Leopoldina, Halle 1975-;

Rhodes Scholarship Foundation, German Selection Committee,Chairman, Hamburg, 1979-1982;

Federation of German Scientists1960-, Board 1980-1986, Chairman 1991-1996, 2000-;

E.F.-Schuhmacher-Society, Trustee, Munich, 1980-;

Study Group: Soft  Energy Technologies München SESAM, University Munich, 1981-1983;

Scientists Initiative Responsibility for Peace, Mainz, Cofounder 1983;

Pugwash Conferences on Science and World Affairs, London/Genf, 1983-, Council 1987-1997, Peace Nobel Prize 1995; 

Energy Commission of City of Munich1983-;

ScienceCenterMunich, Chairman Advisory Board1983-;

Scientists against Nuclear Weapons and for Peace, Soviet Academy of Sciences, Moscow, 1984-;

August-Bebel-Circle, Tübingen, 1986-1990;

Greenpeace Germany,Board 1986-1992;

Stability-oriented Security Politics, Starnberg, Codirector Research Project,1986-1988;

Institute for Peace Research and Security Politics,Science Advisory Board, University Hamburg, 1986-;

Global Challenges Network GCN,Munich, Cofounder and Chairman 1987-;

Academy of Sciences of the German Democratic Republic DDR, Berlin, 1987;

International Foundation for the Survival and Development of Humanity,Moscow, Board 1988-;

Institute for social-ecological Research, Frankfurt, Advisory Board 1989-2007;

ViennaInternationalAcademy for the Study of Future Problems,Board 1990-;

Economic Development of Hainan in Harmony with the Natural Environment, PR China, Adv. Council 1990-1993;

Environment Academy/Environmt&ManagementOberpfaffenhofen, Cofounder,Chair Adv. Board 1990-1998; Board 1998-;

Club of Rome, Paris,1991-;

European Trust for Natural and Cultural Wealth, Prague, Cofounder, President Board of Trustees 1991-2001;

Academia Scientiarium et Artium Europaea, Salzburg, Vice-Dean, 1991;

International Network of Engineers and Scientists for Global Responsibility INES, Hamburg, 1992-;

Steering Committee of the „Consultative“, DUA Oberpfaffenhofen/Munich, 1992-1994;

Center for a Science of Hope, InternationalCenterfor Integrated Studies, ICIS, Advisory Council, New York, 1983

Friends and Sponsors of the Robert-Jungk-Foundation, Honorary Member, Salzburg, 1993-;

Bulletin of Atomic Scientists, Board, Chicago 1993-95;

Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research PIK, Scientific Advisory Board, 1993-2003;

Muhammad Abdus Salam Foundation, Trustee, London, 1993-1995;

AdultUniversityExtension, Trustee, Munich, 1994-1996;

Global Commission to Fund the United Nations, UNSIA, WashingtonD.C. 1995; 

Institute for Future Studies and Technology Assessment IZT, Scientific Advisory Board, Berlin, 1995-;

Group Energy 2010: Future Energy Politics, Lower Saxony Energy Agency, Hanover, 1995-1998;

U.N. Conference of Human Settlements, Habitat II, International Advisory Group, New York 1996;

David against Goliath, Munich, Honorary Member 1996;

Karl-Ludwig-Schweisfurth-Stiftung,Research Prize for Ecological Economy, Munich, Jury, 1997-2004;

RIO-Impuls, Luzern, Switzerland, Advisory Board 1996-;

Ludwig-Bölkow-Foundation, Munich, Trustee, 1998-2004;

Dr.-Roland-Röhl-Stiftung,Göttingen, Trust President, 1998-;

Global Forum of Spiritual and Parliamentary Leaders, NewYork, Co-Chair Science 1999-;

Foundation for the Rights of Future Generations, Oberursel, Advisory Council 1999;

The State of the World Forum, San Francisco, Gorbachev Foundation, International Coordinating Council 1999,

Hermann-Knoblauch-Akademie,Patron, Hannover 1999;

BavarianAcademyof Fine Arts, Munich, Honorary Member 2000-;

Commission on Globalization, State of the World Forum, San Francisco/New York; 2001-2003.

Friends of Health, Washington, Science Advisory Committee 2000-;

Coalition for Life and Peace, Munich, Cofounder, 2002-;

Selbach-Umwelt-Stiftung,Munich, Trustee, 2003-;

Foundation Insel Hombroich, Neuss, Trustee, 2003-2008;

Lassalle Institute, Bad Schoenbrunn, Switzerland, Patron Committee,2003-;

Int. Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War, IPPNW (Peace Nobel Prize, 1985), Berlin, Scient. Advisory Board, 2004;

KappResearch Prize for Ecological Economy,Munich, Jury, 2005-:

World Future Council, Hamburg, Councillor, 2007-;

Paul K. Feyerabend Foundation, Geneva, Nominator, 2008-;

Hansa Niwas Foundation, Patron, Trichy, Tamil Nadu, India.

 

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