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New Honorary Members of the OePG

On September 12, 2018, three new honorary members of the OePG have been officially honoured at the 68th Annual Meeting of the OePG 2018 in Graz:

em. O. Univ.-Prof. Dr. Günther Bauer:Guenther Bauer

University education:

1960 - 1966 Studies of physics at Vienna University
1972 Doctorate at the Institute for Applied Physics, Vienna University (Prof. Dr. K. Seeger)
1974 Habilitation at the RWTH Aachen

 Scientific career (selection):

1974 - 1977 Lecturer at the RWTH Aachen, First Physical Institute
1977 H3 Professor, University Ulm, Experimental Physics
1979 Full professor for Physics at the Montan University Leoben
1989/90  Appointments to the universities of Würzburg and  Ulm, TU Delft, Vienna
1990 - 2010 Professor for Semiconductor Physics at the JKU Linz

Awards (selection):

1978 Fritz Kohlrausch Award of the OePG 
1991 Fellow of the American Physical Society
1996 Member of the Austrian Academy of Sciences
2001 AAAS Award for International Scientific Cooperation 
2006   Great Kardinal Innitzer Award
2007  Great Silver Honorary Medal for achievements for the Republic Austria
   
1987 - 1988 President of the OePG

em. O. Univ.-Prof. Dr. Erich Gornik:Erich Gornik

University education:

1963 - 1968 Studies of physics at the TU Vienna
1972 Doctorate at the Institute for Technical Physics of the TU Vienna
1976 Habilitation in "Physical Electronics" at the TU Vienna

 Scientific career (selection):

1975 - 1977 Postdoc at Bell Laboratories Holmdel, USA
1979 - 1988 Professor for Experimental Physics at the University Innsbruck
1988 - 1993 Professor for Semiconductor Physics at the TU Munich
1993 - 2012 Professor at the Institute for Solid State Electronics of the TU Vienna
1994 - 2003 Director of the Microstrukture Center of the TU Vienna
2004 - 2008 Managing Director of Austrian Research Centers Seibersdorf

Awards (selection):

1974 Theodor Körner Preis and Fritz Kohlrausch Award of the OePG
1995 Fellow of the American Physical Society
1997 Wittgenstein Award of the Austrian Government
2000 Erwin Schrödinger Award of the Austrian Academy of Sciences
   
2009 - 2012 President of the OePG

em. O. Univ.-Prof. Dr. Helmut Rauch:Helmut Rauch

University education:

1957 - 1962 Studies of physics at the TU Vienna
1966 Doctorate at the Institute for Technical Physics of the TU Vienna
1970 Habilitation in "Neutron and Reactor Physics" at the TU Vienna

 Scientific career (selection):

1972 - 2007 Professor for Experimental Nuclear Physics at the TU Vienna
1972 - 2005 Head of the Nuclear Physics Institute of Austrian universities

Awards (selection):

1967 Felix Kuschenitz Award of the Austrian Academy of Sciences
1977 Erwin Schrödinger Award of the Austrian Academy of Sciences
1986 Kardinal Innitzer Award
2000 Ernst Mach Honor Medal of the Czech Academy of Sciences
2006 Ludwig Wittgenstein Award
2010 Dr. h.c. of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine
   
1995 - 1996
2005 - 2006
President of the OePG

Prof. Rauch, Prof. Bauer, Prof. Gornik; Foto © Karl Riedling

Prof. Bauer, Prof. Koch, Prof. Gornik, Prof. Rauch; Foto © Wolfgang Ernst

Prof. Rauch; Foto © Karl Riedling

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Winners of the OePG Awards 2018

On September 12, 2018, the following awards have been granted at the 68th Annual Meeting of the OePG 2018 in Graz:

  • Fritz Kohlrausch Award: Dr. Johannes Fink (IST Austria) for the development of a new quantum electro-mechanics platform and its application as an on-chip microwave circulator
  • Roman Ulrich Sexl Award: ao. Univ.Prof. Dr. Gernot Pottlacher for his excellent achievements in teacher training and for his great public relation work in the area of physics
    and
    Prof. Mag. Dieter Winkler for his excellent achievements in the teaching of physics and in physics teacher training
  • Max Auwaerter Award: Dr. Fabio Donati for his thesis "Investigation of individual magnetic atoms at surfaces"
  • Victor Franz Hess Award (section "Nuclear and particle physics"):
    Dr. Erica Brondolin (CERN) for her thesis "Track reconstruction in the CMS experiment for the High Luminosity LHC"
  • Students' Award: Dipl.-Ing. Sabrina Mayr, BSc (TU Wien) for her thesis "Studies of Few-Monolayer Zirconia Films and Metal Nucleation on Zirconia Surfaces"
    and
    Alexander Schlager, BSc MSc
    (Universität Innsbruck) for his thesis "Preparing adjustable polarization entangled photon pairs from a Bragg-reflection waveguide"

Fotos: © Karl Riedling, Wolfgang Ernst 2018

All awardees at the 68th Annual Meeting of the OePG

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Awards for Special Achievements of Students at Higher Schools 2018

On September 28, 2017, the following students at Austrian higher schools have received awards at the "LehrerInnentag" of the OePG in Vienna:

Excellent theses in the area of physics:

Austrian Team at the 48th International Physics Olympiad (IPhO) in Lisbon

  • Elias Hohl (Silver  Medal)
  • Julius Tesarek (Honourable Mention)
  • Robert Babin (Honourable Mention)
  • Florian Moll
  • Lukas Hörl

Prof. Helmuth Mayr, Prof. Marianne Korner, Prof. Stefan Lorbek (Supervisors)

Austrian Team at the Young Physicists' Tournament 2018 in Beijing:

  • Alexander Langreiter (Akademisches Gymnasium Salzburg)
  • Flora Philipp (WRG Salzburg)
  • Anja Schwab (BG/BRG Freistadt)
  • Jonathan Costa (BRG Innsbruck)
  • Luca Entremont (BRG Innsbruck)

Dr. Peter Poier and Mag. Julian Ronacher (Supervisors)

Fotos: © Karl Riedling 2018

All awardees at the 68th Annual Meeting of the OePG

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Petition zur kompetitiven Budgetausstattung des Fonds zur Förderung der Wissenschaftlichen Forschung in Österreich (FWF)

VWGÖ - Verband der Wissenschaftlichen Gesellschaften Österreichs

Fünfzig wissenschaftliche Gesellschaften, die zusammen mehr als 22.000 Wissenschaftlerinnen und Wissenschaftler vertreten, darunter auch die ÖPG, unter Führung des Verbands der Wissenschaftlichen Gesellschaften Österreichs (VWGÖ) fordern in einer gemeinsamen Petition eine kompetitive Budgetausstattung des Fonds zur Förderung der Wissenschaftlichen Forschung in Österreich (FWF). Diese Petition wurde am 15. August 2018 dem Bundespräsidenten und den zuständigen
Mitgliedern unserer Bundesregierung übermittelt.

(28.08.2018)

Petition zur kompetitiven Budgetausstattung des FWF

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Change of the Statutes of the OePG

The statutes of the OePG that have been changed at the General Assembly on August 22, 2017, have been approved by the appropriate public authorities on September 15, 2017. The current statutes are available on this website.

Statutes of the Austrian Physical Society 2017

Statutes of the Austrian Physical Society 2016

Statutes of the Austrian Physical Society 2011

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Operation of the OePG Website in a Secure Data Transfer Mode (Secure HTTP - HTTPS)

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