Members of the Rectorate

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Prof. Dr. Johannes Wessels

Rector of the University of Münster

Curriculum vitae

Personal data:

  • born in Bremen, Germany in 1962

University study, examinations

  • 1981 – 1986, Master of Physics, University of Heidelberg

Doctoral study

  • 1990, Dr. rer. nat., University of Heidelberg and the GSI Helmholtz Centre for Heavy Ion Research, Darmstadt

Habilitation

  • 2000, Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of Heidelberg

Professional experience:

  • 1991 – 1993, Post-doc, GSI Helmholtz Centre for Heavy Ion Research, Darmstadt
  • 1994 – 1996, Visiting Assistant Professor, State University of New York at Stony Brook, New York, USA; Feodor Lynen Research Fellow, Alexander von Humboldt-Stiftung
  • 1996 – 2001, Assistant Professor (C1), University of Heidelberg
  • 2001 – 2002, Senior Scientist, GSI Helmholtz Centre for Heavy Ion Research, Darmstadt
  • since 2003, Professor (C4), University of Münster
  • 2011 – 2016, Deputy Spokesperson of the ALICE collaboration at the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) at CERN

Academic administrative experience:

  • since 2003, Director of the Institute for Nuclear Physics, University of Münster
  • 2005 – 2006, Vice-Dean of the Faculty of Physics
  • 2006 – 2010, Dean of the Faculty of Physics
  • since October 2016, Rector of the University of Münster