Prof. Dr. Dr.h.c. Ecker
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Prof. Dr. Günter Ecker
Ruhr-Universität Bochum
Arbeitsgemeinschaft Plasmaphysik
Building NB 7/164
44780 Bochum
Telephone: +49-234/700-3757
Telefax: +49-234/709-4178



Born 1924; 1942 Abitur; 1943 military service; 1943-1946 studies at Güttingen, Munich and Bonn; 1946 Diplom; 1948 Dissertation; 1953 Habilitation; 1954 Scholar of the Royal Society, Queens University Belfast; 1955 Visiting Professor at Oklahoma; 1957 apl. Professor University Bonn; Visiting Professor at Berkeley, Rad Lab.; 1960 Diäten-Dozent University Bonn; 1963 Founding Professor (chair) and senator at the Ruhr-Universität Bochum and Director of the institute of the theoretical physics (RUB); 1964 Visiting fellow, JILA, Boulder, Colorado; 1986 chairman of the board of the Arbeitsgemeinschaft Plasmaphysik (APP); 1991 chairman of the board of the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Plasmaphysik (DGPT); 1994 Honorary Doctorate EMAU-Universität Greifswald; 1997 Honorary President of the DGPT.

Scientific Activities

  • Main fields of research: Plasma Physics, Physics of Atoms, Statistics
  • 120 publications in relevant reviewed journals
  • Three monographs (Publishers: Academic Press, USA; Wiley and Sons, USA; MIR-Nauka, Russia)
  • Edition of several journals; Editor of the Springer Series "Atoms and Plasmas"
  • Scholar of the Royal Society of London
  • Fellow of the Joint Institute for Laboratory Astrophysics (JILA)
  • Visiting professor at several american universities (e.g. University of California, Berkeley, University of Colorado, Boulder)
  • Consultant of the Institute for Plasma Physics (IPP) of the Research Center Jülich (FZ) and several large-scale research institutions and high-tech enterprises
  • broad reviewing activities
  • Chairman resp. member of the scientific commitee of several periodic conferences and workshops

Administrative Activities in Science and Research

  • Representative of Germany in the IUPAP-commission for plasma physics
  • Dean and senator of the RUB (multiply)
  • Representative of the RUB in the executive board of the FZ Jülich and elected member of the scientific-technical council of the FZ Jülich
  • Chairman of the Arbeitsgemeinschaft Plasmaphysik, APP (Ruhr-Universität, Bochum; Universität Düsseldorf; Universität Essen; Bergische Universität Wuppertal; Forschungszentrum Jülich)
  • Initiator and speaker of the SFB 162 Plasmaphysik Bochum / Jülich
  • Initiator and speaker of the SFB 191 Niedertemperaturplasmen
  • Director of the commitee for the establishment and chairman of the assembly of members of the Institut für Niedertemperatur-Plasmaphysik (INP) Greifswald
  • Chairman of the board of the working group plasma technology of the BMFT
  • Chairman of the executive commitee of the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Plasmatechnologie (DGPT)

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