Prof. Dr. Hans Joachim Specht

Physikalisches Institut der Universität Heidelberg
Im Neuenheimer Feld 226
69120 Heidelberg
(Raum 326, 3.OG, Philosophenweg 12)
phone:Office HD +49 6221 54-9213/19470 / fax 19545
Office CERN +41 22 7675906


Full CV
Selected publications – a guide
Selected popular articles
Selected recent talks
Selected video recordings
Full list of publications
Memories of Quark Matter 1996
Lecturing on Music, Physics and the Brain
Management Milestones GSI 1992-1999
What else
   CERN Experiment NA45/CERES
CERN Experiment NA60

Short CV

1936Born in Unna/Westfalen, Germany
1956-1962   Study of physics at the LMU München, TU München and ETH Zürich
1964 Dissertation (Dr. rer. nat.) at the Forschungsreaktor FRM, TU München
1965-1968 NRC Fellow, then Research Associate at the AECL Nuclear Laboratories,
Canada. Research at accelerators
1969-1973 Assistent, Habilitation, Professor (H3), Sektion Physik, LMU München.
Research at the FRM and the joint LMU/TUM accelerator
1973 Professor (H4), Physikalisches Institut, Universität Heidelberg. Research
at the accelerators MPI Heidelberg and GSI Darmstadt.
1983-2004 Scientific Associate at CERN, Geneva, one year each in 1983, 1990, 2003.
Experiments R807/808 at the ISR (member), NA34 and NA45/CERES
(spokesperson) and NA60 (member), all at the SPS accelerator
1992-1999 Scientific Director of GSI, Darmstadt. Most visible impact tumor therapy
with C-ions, together with the Radiologische Klinik der Universität and
the DKFZ Heidelberg.
2000Member of the Heidelberger Akademie der Wissenschaften
2004 Professor Emeritus
Research in  atomic physics: quasi-molecules in low-energy heavy-ion collisions
nuclear physics: fission (shape-) isomers and heavy-ion induced fission
high-energy physics: quark matter, a specific stage of the early universe
neuroscience: early processing in the brain related to music perception