Dieter Meschede

German physicist and rower

1954   -  

country of citizenship: Germany
occupation: physicist, rower, university teacher, writer
award received: Robert Wichard Pohl Prize, Rudolf-Kaiser-Preis

Dieter Meschede (born 17 April 1954) is a German lightweight rower and physicist. Meschede was born in 1954 in Lathen in the Emsland district.Meschede won a gold medal at the 1976 World Rowing Championships in Villach with the lightweight men's eight.Meschede studied physics and in 1989, he was the inaugural recipient of the Rudolf Kaiser Prize, awarded to young promising scientists. In 2007, he was awarded the Robert Wichard Pohl Prize. He teaches quantum technology at the University of Bonn. He is the president of the Deutsche Physikalische Gesellschaft and will hold this position from April 2018 for a two-year period.Since the 21st edition (published in 2002), Meschede has been the editor of the German physics textbook Gerthsen Physik.
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