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Dr. Wolfgang Engelhardt
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Dr. Wolfgang Engelhardt (About)
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Interests: Plasma, Relativity, Electrodynamics

Wolfgang Engelhardt was born in Wuerzburg, Germany, and worked for 40 years in plasma physics, mainly spectroscopy, impurity physics, particle transport, magneto-hydrodynamics at the Max-Planck-Institut fuer Plasmaphysik, Garching. During the last decade of his active research life he devoted himself to unsolved problems concerning the equilibrium of laboratory plasmas. This activity stimulated his special interest in electrodynamics and relativity. Apart from many papers on various topics in plasma physics written together with his team, a number of private papers appeared that could not be published with the approval of his institution. Some examples are quoted below.


  • 1950 - 1959     Gymnasium, Abitur in Muenchen
  • 1960 - 1964     Diplomphysiker, Technische Hochschule Muenchen
  • 1965 - 1970     Doktorarbeit am Institut fuer Plasmaphysik (IPP) in experimental spectroscopy
  • 1971 - 1972     Postdoc visit at University of Maryland, Prof. Griem


  • 1972 - 1982     IPP, experimental work on fusion devices (thetapinch, tokamak)
  • 1982 - 1988     Division Head, Experimental Division 2, at Joint European Torus, Culham, UK
  • 1988 - 2004     IPP, experiment leader at ASDEX, interpretation and planning of experiments at ASDEX Upgrade, 
                            supervising of postgraduates, theoretical investigations
  • 2004 -              Retirement