em. Prof. Dr. rer. nat.

Gerhard Haerendel

Gerhard Haerendel

Corresponding Member of the Division of Mathematics and the Natural Sciences abroad since 1999

  • Max-Planck-Institut für Extraterrestrische Physik


Research Areas:

  • Physics, Astronomy
  • Astrophysics
  • Plasma physics
  • Space exploration

Selected Memberships:

  • American Geophysical Union
  • Königlich Schwedische Akademie der Wissenschaften
  • International Academy of Astronautics
  • Royal Astronomical Society, London
  • Deutsche Physikalische Gesellschaft
  • Deutsche Astronomische Gesellschaft
  • European Geosciences Union

Selected Prizes:

  • Fellow of the American Geophysical Union
  • Space Science Award of the Committee on Space Research
  • Van Allen Medal
  • Jean Dominique Cassini Medal of the European Geosciences Union
  • Von Karman Award der International Academy of Astronautics

Selected Publications:

  • Haerendel, G. (2007) Auroral arcs as sites of magnetic stress release. Journal of Geophysical Research, Bd. 112 (A09214).
  • Haerendel, G. (1994) Acceleration from field-aligned potential drops. Astrophysical Journel, Supplement, Bd. 90, S. 765-774.
  • Haerendel, G.; Paschmann, G.; Baumjohann, W.; Carlsson, C. W. (1978) Dynamics of the AMPTE artificial comet. Nature, Bd. 320, S. 720-723.
  • Haerendel, G.; Paschmann, G.; Sckopke, N.; Rosenbauer, H. (1978) The frontside boundary layer of the magnetosphere and the problem of reconnection. Journal of Geophysical Research, Bd. 83, S. 3195-3216.
  • Haerendel, G.; Lüst, R.; Rieger, E. (1967) Motion of artificial ion clouds in the upper atmosphere. Planetary and Space Science, Bd. 15, S. 1-18.