Albrecht Wagner

Albrecht Wagner portrait image
Acting CEO/President, OIST
Chairman Emeritus, Board of Directors, DESY
Credentials
1971
PhD University of Heidelberg (Physics)
About

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, Okinawa Institute of Science & Technology Graduate University (-Jan 2016)
Jan 2023
Acting President/CEO, Okinawa Institute of Science & Technology Graduate University
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 Germanyes
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
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)