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Scientific career of Hendrik de Waard

  • 1922 On April 20, Hendrik de Waard was born as a second son of advocate Mr. Sytze Klaas de Waard and Maria de Waard-Radijs.
  • 1940 Degree in beta direction at the Praedinius Gymnasium in Groningen, the Netherlands
  • 1946 Candidate degree (Cum Laude) in Physics and Mathematics at University of Groningen. Amateur Radio Licence A.
  • 1949 Doctoral degree (Cum Laude) in Physics. Assistant's degree, later first assistant and research associate under Prof. H.Brinkman, at University of Groningen.
  • 1950 16 september: marriage to Paula Dekking (b. 7 sept.1928). Daughters born: 20 Aug.1952, Marietta, 2 June.1955, Karin, 15 Dec.1963, Anita.
  • 1953 Docent in electronics and nuclear measurement techniques at University of Groningen.
  • 1954 Doctor's degree on a thesis entitled "Scintillation coincidence studies in the decay of 193Os and 181Hf and the isomerism in odd proton nuclei". Stipendium from Foundation for pure Research to study at the Nobel Institute, Stockholm, Sweden.
  • 1955 first half : Docent at University of Uppsala, Sweden.
  • 1956 Appointment to associtate Professor in Experimental Physics at University of Groningen.
  • 1958 Appointment to full Professor in Experimental Physics at University of Groningen.
  • 1960 Editor of Netherlands Journal of Physics (in Dutch) (until 1965)
  • 1961-1994 Chairman of Groningen Volksuniversiteit
  • 1962-1963 Visiting Professor at the University of Illinois (Urbana, Ill.).
  • 1964 Summer advisor at Argonne National Lab (Argonne,Ill.U.S.A.)
  • 1964 Organiser Exhibition during 350-th Anniversary of University of Groningen.
  • 1966 Pro-rector of University of Groningen. Founder of foreign guest of university Senate.
  • 1965-1969 Director of Laboratory for General Physics, University of Groningen.
  • 1969 Summer, Advisor Argonne National Laboratory (Argonne,Ill. U.S.A.)
  • 1969-1981 Member of the Excecutive Board of the Foundation for Fundamental Research of Matter
  • 1970-1972 Chairman of the Faculty of Mathematics and Physics of the University of Groningen.
  • 1979-1989 Member of the Executive Board of the European Physical Society.
  • 1981-1989 Chairman of the Executive Board of the Foundation for the Fundamental Research of Matter.
  • 1984-1992 Member of the Committee on European Development of Science and Technology (CODEST) of the European Community.
  • 1986-present Chairman of the University Representation Fund.
  • 1990 Chairman of the General (triannual) International Conference of the European Physical Society (in Amsterdam).