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[20.11.2017 | 14:30] Public lecture of a world-famous scientist, Rolf Dieter Heuer


Відкрита лекція Рольф-Дітер Хойера

On November, 20, Igor Sikorsky Kyiv Polytechnic Institute will host the public lecture of a famous German scientist, Rolf Dieter Heuer. At present he is the President of the Deutsche Physikalische Gesellschaft, and since November, 2015 – the member of High Level Group of Scientific Advisors (SAM), which was created recently by the European Commission.

The lecture is planned in scopes of Rolf-Dieter Heuer’s visit to Ukraine on 20-21 of November. The visit is conducted in association with the Minor Academy of Sciences of Ukraine.   

All concerned are invited to attend.

The start: 14.30

Venue: Council Hall of Scientific Board of the National technical university of Ukraine “Igor Sikorsky Kyiv Polytechnic Institute”.

Professor Rolf-Dieter Heuer was born on 24, May, 1948 in Boll, Stuttgart County. He is a German particle physicist and was the Director General of CERN from 2009 to 2015. Since 2016 he has been the President of the Deutsche Physikalische Gesellschaft.

Heuer studied physics at the University of Stuttgart. He then obtained his PhD in 1977 at the University of Heidelberg, which is one of the most prestigious and oldest universities in Germany.

Till 1983 Rolf-Dieter Heuer worked in JADE experiment (the abbreviation of the participating countries, Japan, Germany, England) on the basis of the biggest German research center DESY.  

 1984-1998  - CERN officer during OPAL experiment.

1994-1998 – Rolf-Dieter Heuer was the head of OPAL experiment, which has included approximately 300 physicists at that time.

1998 – He became the professor of the University of Hamburg.

2004 – He became the Chief Officer of the research-scientific field of DESY lab.

2009 – Rolf-Dieter Heuer replaced Robert Aymar on the post of Director General of CERN.

Currently he is President of the Deutsche Physikalische Gesellschaft and since November 2015 member of the High Level Group of Scientific Advisors (SAM) recently set up by the European Commission.

Awards

  • On 15 June 2011, Heuer was awarded an honorary degree by the University of Victoria.
  • On 19 July 2011, Heuer was awarded an honorary doctorate by the University of Liverpool. In his speech to the graduands he spoke of the need to bring science into mainstream culture.
  • On 16 December 2011, Heuer was awarded an honorary degree by the University of Birmingham.
  • On 13 June 2012, Heuer was awarded an honorary degree by the University of Glasgow.
  • On 12 November 2012, he was awarded an Edison Volta Prize.
  • On 5 December 2013, he was awarded the Niels Bohr Medal.
  • In May 2015, he was awarded a Grand Cross 1st class of the German Order of Merit.
  • In September 2015, Heuer was awarded an honorary doctorate by the University of Belgrade.
  • On 22 November 2016, Heuer was appointed a Knight of the Legion of Honour.

In 2012 professor Heuer made an iconic announcement about the experimental discovery of Higgs boson in CERN laboratory. The discovery has proved the theory of Brout–Englert–Higgs and has become one the biggest scientific discoveries in the 21 century.

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