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Reinhard Furrer

Reinhard Furrer, Austrian physicist. Recipient Science medal Netherland Academy of Sciences, 1985, Great Service Cross, Bundes President Germany, Bonn, 1985, Space Flight medal National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Houston, 1986.

Background

  • Furrer, Reinhard was born on November 25, 1940 in Wörgl, Germany. Son of Alfred Herrmann and Charlotte (Morgenroth) Furrer.

  • Education

    • Diploma in physics, Free University Berlin, 1969; Doctor of Philosophy, Free University Berlin, 1972; Habilitation, Free University Berlin, 1979.

    Career

    • Research associate University Chicago, 1979-1981, German Aerospace Agency, Cologne, 1981, science astronaut, 1983-1993. Assistant professor physics Free University Berlin, 1975, Berlin Space Jurd. Incorporated, 1987-1994.

      Managing director Spacetech Incorporated, Bonn, GGermany. Juror Innovation Prize of GGerman Industry, Frankfurt, 1990. Member science advisory board Max Planck Institute Radioastronomy, Bonn, 1988-1994.

      Lecturer space programs and space science numerous groups.

    Works

    • Contributor over 200 articles to science journals. Participant science television programs.

    Membership

    Member advisory board Rundfunk im amerikanischen Sektor-television, Berlin, 1987-1992, German Ministry of Science, since 1992, active Aspen Institute, Berlin, since 1989, member board trustees W.V. Braun Foundation, Berlin, since 1989. Member Association Space Explorers, German Society Aeronautics and Astronautics, German Physical Society, Herman Obert Society (honorary).

    Personality

    Interests

    Aviation/flight instruction, open-water diving.

    Connections

    • mother: Charlotte (Morgenroth) Furrer
    • father: Alfred Herrmann Furrer
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    Born November 25, 1940
    (age 75)
    Nationality
    • 1969
      Free University Berlin
    • 1972
      Free University Berlin
    • 1979
      Free University Berlin
    • 1975
      assistant, professor physics Free University Berlin
    • 1979 - 1981
      Research associate, University Chicago
    • 1981
      Research associate, University Chicago
      Cologne, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany
    • 1983 - 1993
      Research associate, University Chicago
    • 1987 - 1994
      assistant, professor physics Free University Berlin