Aaldert Wapstra

Physicist, Academic

1923 – 2006

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Who was Aaldert Wapstra?

Aaldert Hendrik Wapstra was a Dutch physicist.

Wapstra became a full professor in 1955 at the department of experimental physics at the Technische Hogeschool, now the Technical University in Delft, Netherlands. On the 18th of March 1963 Wapstra entered the board of the IKO, now known as NIKHEF, as the scientific director of nuclear spectroscopy. He became the director in 1971, succeeding Van Lieshout, where he continued on until 1982. He retired in 1987.

Wapstra is renowned for his work on the Atomic Mass Evaluation, together with his colleague Audi. For this work he obtained the SUNAMCO medal of the International Union of Pure and Applied Physics in September 2004.

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Born
Apr 24, 1923
Netherlands
Nationality
  • Netherlands
Profession
Died
Dec 2, 2006

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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