LINXS Guest Seminar with Prof. Dieter Richter
Time: December 5, 15.15 - 16.15
Place: Workshop room at LINXS, Ideon Delta 5,
Scheelevägen 19, 5th floor
Title: Large Scale Protein Motion: from functional dynamics to intrinsically disordered proteins
A Prof. em., Dr. at Forschungszentrum Jülich (FZJ), Dieter Richter received his Diploma in theoretical Physics at the TU-Braunschweig and his PhD degree in experimental physics (1977) at the RWTH Aachen, Germany. After post-doctoral work at the Brookhaven National Laboratory he moved to FZJ and performed his Habilitation at the RWTH Aachen in 1983. In 1985 he assumed a position as senior scientist at the ILL in Grenoble. In 1989 he was appointed as director at the Institut für Festkörperforschung at FZJ and in 2011 he became Scientific Director at the FRM2 Reactor in Munich. In 2015 he retired from his positions and now works as an advisor for FZJ. Dieter Richter co-authored more than 600 papers, which have received over 17000 citations and an H-index of 65. He has received several high-ranking awards among which the Schottky Award of the German Physical Society, the Max Planck Award, the Erwin Schrödinger Award and the Walter Hälg Prize of the European Neutron Scattering Association. He was a member and also chairperson of a large number of scientific panels such as the scientific council of the ILL or the OECD Mega Science Forum. Among others he founded the European neutron scattering association and the European network of excellence “SoftComp”.
His current interests are the structure and dynamics of macromolecular soft and biological systems.