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Hans R. Griem

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Dates

October 7, 1928 – October 2, 2019

Authorized Form of Name

Griem, Hans R.

Additional Forms of Names

Griem, Hans Rudolf

Biography

Abstract

Hans R. Griem was Emeritus Professor of Physics and Senior Research Scientist at the University of Maryland (1957-2019). Other institutional affiliations include the University of Kiel. His research interests included high temperature plasmas and radiation losses from magnetically confined plasmas.

Important Dates

October 7, 1928Birth, Kiel (Germany).

1949Obtained Abitur, Max Planck Schule, Kiel (Germany).

1954Obtained PhD in Physics, University of Kiel, Kiel (Germany).

1954 – 1955Fulbright Fellow and Research Assistant in Upper Atmospheric Physics, University of Maryland, College Park (Md.).

1955 – 1957Assistant in High Temperature Physics, University of Kiel, Kiel (Germany).

1957 – 2019Research Assistant Professor in Plasma Physics (1957-1961); Associate Professor of Physics (1961-1963); Professor of Physics (1963-1994); and Emeritus Professor of Physics and Senior Research Scientist (1994-2019), University of Maryland, College Park (Md.).

1976 – 1994Consultant, Los Alamos National Laboratory.

1991Awarded James Clerk Maxwell Prize for Plasma Physics, American Physical Society.

October 2, 2019Death.

Occupation

Plasma physicist.

Places

Birth

Kiel (Germany)

Undergraduate Education

Kiel (Germany)

Graduate Education

Kiel (Germany)

Employment

College Park (Md.)

Subjects

Electron-ion collisions.

High temperature plasmas.

Plasma physics.

Relationships

People

Colleagues

Davidson, Ronald C.

Both employed at University of Maryland.

Drake, James (James F.)

Both employed at University of Maryland.

Elsasser, Walter M., 1904-

Both employed at University of Maryland.

Fisher, Michael E. (Michael Ellis)

Both employed at University of Maryland.

Gates, S. James

Both employed at University of Maryland.

Jain, Jainendra K.

Both employed at University of Maryland.

Langenberg, D. N., 1932-

Both employed at University of Maryland.

McGroddy, James C.

Both employed at University of Maryland.

Misner, Charles W.

Both employed at University of Maryland.

Phillips, William D. (William Daniel), 1948-

Both employed at University of Maryland.

Sagdeev, R. Z.

Both employed at University of Maryland.

Wald, Robert M.

Both employed at University of Maryland.

Webb, R. A. (Richard Alan)

Both employed at University of Maryland.

Weeks, John David

Both employed at University of Maryland.

Williams, Ellen D.

Both employed at University of Maryland.

Additional

Alfvén, Hannes

Oertel, Goetz Kuno Heinrich, 1934-

Institutions

Major Positions

Los Alamos National Laboratory

Consultant.

Universität Kiel

Obtained PhD in Physics (1954). Assistant in High Temperature Physics.

University of Maryland at College Park. Department of Physics and Astronomy

Fulbright Fellow and Research Assistant in Upper Atmospheric Physics; Research Assistant Professor in Plasma Physics; Associate Professor of Physics; Professor of Physics; and Emeritus Professor of Physics and Senior Research Scientist.

Professional Activities & Affiliations

American Physical Society

Received 1991 James Clerk Maxwell Prize for Plasma Physics.

Max-Planck-Schule-Kiel

Obtained Abitur (1949).

Resources

Archival Resources

Subject

Oral history interview with Goetz Kuno Heinrich Oertel, 1978 April 25.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA