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German astronaut Ulrich Walter was granted with a diploma of Honored Doctor of FAKS NTUU "KPI"

2012.04.19 Вручення диплому Почесного доктора ФАКС першому космонавту Німеччини Ульріху Вальтеру

April 19 National Technical University of Ukraine "Kyiv Polytechnic Institute" professor visited the Technical University in Munich, Federal Republic of Germany astronaut Ulrich Walter. Rector of NTUU" KPI " Michael Zgurovsky acquainted the guests with the history and present day University. Ulrich Walter also visited the State Polytechnic Museum exhibition NTUU "KPI", paying special attention to the course of its Department of Aviation and Cosmonautics Igor Sikorsky Kyiv Polytechnic Institute.

After the first meeting astronaut from FRG was invited to the Academic Council Hall, where was the ceremony of the Academic Council of NTU "KPI". The main issue on its agenda was the presentation Ulrich Walter diploma "Honorary Doctor FASS NTUU" KPI ". This is the title of professor of the Technical University of Munich Ulrich Walter was honored by the decision of the Academic Council of the Faculty of Aviation and Space Systems in March of this year.

"This is an extremely important event in life of our university - said during the ceremony, the Rector of NTUU" KPI "Michael Zgurovsky. - I'm sure it will serve to deepening mutual understanding between our peoples and expand their cooperation, tNote: Ulrich Walter was born in 1954. He studied physics and earned Ph.D. in solid state physics from the University of Cologne. He spent a year as a visiting scientist at Argonne National Laboratory (Chicago, USA) and a year at the University of California (Berkeley). In 1987 he was enrolled in the German team of astronauts in 1993 as a research engineer made a space flight on the shuttle Spacelab (Mission D-2), where he spent 89 scientific experiments. In 1994 - 1998 years led the development of "German satellite data archive" at the German Aerospace Center in Oberpfaffenhofen. Currently professor of aerospace engineering at the Technical University of Munich (Germany).he cause of science and progress. "

He teaches, researches and develops space technology for satellite systems, particularly for robotic use. Its also involved in research in the field of system technology (system modeling and optimization), manned space systems (systems for mining and use of space resources) and the physics of high-speed pulses (analysis and simulation micrometeoroid strokes). He is the author of five books and over 80 scientific publications and numerous scientific and popular articles about space exploration. Since 1998 cooperates with German TV, from January 2011 is the program "On the way into space with Ulrich Walter" and other popular science program on the National Geographic channel.


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