Albrecht Wagner is a particle physicist from Germany, who received his PhD from the University of Heidelberg. He has worked as a researcher at the University of Heidelberg, the Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory (USA), DESY, and CERN. He has served as Chairman of the DESY Board of Directors and has played a critical role in leading several international consortia, including the TESLA Technology Collaboration Board and the International Committee for Future Accelerators (ICFA). He has been a member of several international advisory boards and councils including the Chair of the Board of Trustees of the University of Hamburg, Germany. He served, until recently, as the Chair of the Board of Councillors at OIST Graduate University and is a member of its Board of Governors.
Dr. Wagner holds multiple honorary degrees and has received many prestigious awards, including the Distinguished Service Cross of Merit of the Federal Republic of Germany.
I am an experimental physicist wanting to understand the world at its smallest and largest dimensions (from elementary particles to the development of the early Universe) and have engaged in the development of instrumentation which makes us see the “invisible.” I was attracted to OIST for several reasons. It is a model for doing brilliant cross-disciplinary science, for providing new impulses to the sustainable development of Okinawa, and for becoming, as an international university, a new model for Japan.