Albrecht Wagner

Albrecht Wagner
Albrecht Wagner
Chairman Emeritus, Board of Directors, Deutsches Elektronen-Synchrotron (DESY)
1971 PhD University of Heidelberg (Physics)

Albrecht Wagner is a particle physicist from Germany. He received his PhD from the University of Heidelberg and worked as a researcher at the University of Heidelberg, the Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory (USA), DESY and CERN. In 1984 he became Professor at the University of Heidelberg and in 1991 at the University of Hamburg, where he was also appointed Director of Research at DESY. From 1999 until 2009, Dr. Wagner was Chairman of the DESY Board of Directors. He played a critical role as the leader of several international consortia, including as Chairman of the TESLA Technology Collaboration Board from 2005 to 2009 and as Chairman of the International Committee for Future Accelerators (ICFA) from 2006 to 2008. He has, and continues, to serve on many advisory boards and councils. From 2007 to 2008 he was Vice President of the Helmholtz Foundation; since 2008 he has been the Chairman of the Council of Hamburg University; and since 2010 a member of the Board of the Joachim Herz Foundation. He previously served as the Chair of the Board of Councilors at OIST Graduate University. Dr. Wagner is the holder of multiple honorary degrees and has been the recipient of many awards, including the Distinguished Service Cross of Merit of the Federal Republic of Germany.

Experience

Jul 1979 Fellow of the Heisenberg-Foundation (until Apr, 1984)
May 1984 Professor of Physics, University of Heidelberg (until May 1991)
1986 Director, Physikalisches Institute, Heidelberg (until 1989)
Jun 1991 Professor of Physics, University of Hamburg (until Apr 2006)
Jun 1991 Director of Research, Deutsches Elektronen-Synchrotron (DESY), Hamburg (until May 1999)
Jun 1999 Chairman, Board of Directors, DESY (until Feb 2009)
Mar 2009 Chairman Emeritus, Board of Directors, DESY (-present)
Oct 2015 Acting CEO, OIST School Corporation & Acting President, OIST Graduate University (-Jan 2016)

Service

Jun 1999 Chairman, TESLA Collaboration Board (until December, 2004)
Jan 2001 Coordinator of the research area “Structure of Matter” within the Helmholtz Association (until December, 2008)
2005 Member, KEK Management Board (until 2006)
Jul 2006 Chairman, International Committee for Future Accelerators (until July, 2008)
Jan 2007 Vice President, Helmholtz Association (until December, 2008)
Jan 2008 Chairman, Council of Hamburg University (-present)
Jan 2010 Member and Vice chair, Board of Trustees, Joachim Herz Foundation (-present)
Nov 2011 Member and Chair (since 2014), Board of Councilors, Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology School Corporation (-present)
Oct 2015 Member, Board of Governors, Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology School Corporation (-present)

Awards

Apr 1994 Fellow, American Physical Society
2002 Corresponding Member, Heidelberg Academy of Sciences
2002 Honorary Degree of Moscow State University
2003 Foreign Member of Russian Academy of Sciences
2003 Member, Joachim Jungius-Gesellschaft of Science, Hamburg
2005 Honorary Professor of the Siberian Branch of the Russian Academy of Sciences
Mar 2006 Federal Cross of Merit of the Federal Republic of Germany
2006 Member, Hamburg Academy of Sciences
2006 Beller Lecture, American Physical Society
2007 Honorary Degree of the University Paris-Sud
2007 Heinrich-Hertz Guest Professor at the University Karlsruhe
2007 Honorary Professor of the Henryk Niewodniczański Institute for Nuclear Physics of the Polish Academy of Sciences
2007 Honorary Degree of the Slovak Academy of Sciences