Faculty of Physics
44227 Dortmund, Germany
1964 - 1965: Scholarship of the VW Foundation
2008: Officer's Cross of the Order of Merit of the Federal Republic of Germany (Federal Cross of Merit 1st Class)
2017: Badge of Honor TU Dortmund
Prof. Dr. Dietrich Wegener has been Professor Emeritus at TU Dortmund University since 2004.
He is currently researching at DESY in the field of the H1 experiment and is also active in teaching with Prof. Dr. Johannes Albrecht.
His research interests lie in accelerator and high-energy physics, in particular the weak interaction of heavy quarks and tau leptons, the fragmentation of quarks and leptons and the interactions of protons with protons and electrons.
He is also involved in the development of detectors, including space-resolved Cherenkov counters and time-of-flight counters, the further development of triggers and the fundamentals of the scintillation process.
In the field of medical physics, he is dedicated to the optimisation of dose distribution and the development of new dosimetry equipment.
He also investigates high-energy interactions of protons with nuclei in the context of nuclear physics.
He studied and obtained his doctorate in physics at the University of Göttingen before habilitating at the University of Karlrsruhe in 1972.
From 1973 to 1974 he was a research associate at CERN and from 1995 to 1997 he held a chair at the Institute for Experimental Nuclear Physics at the Technical University and the Nuclear Research Centre in Karlsruhe.
In 1977 he was appointed to a chair at the University of Dortmund.
During his active research period, he published more than 400 papers.
Among others, he was a member of the DESY Research Council several times, of the Science Council (1994 - 2000) and of several committees of the DPG and the EPS.
Further information on his person and his scientific career can be found in his Curriculum Vitae.