Bertrand Delamotte

Universitès Paris VI - Pierre et Marie Curie

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Reinhard Folk

Johannes Kepler University

Born in Neuendettelsau, Germany, on 29 April 1945 he completed his doctoral degree at Vienna University in 1973. In 1973 Folk took up a research position within the Institute for Theoretical Physics at the university of Linz. It was here he become a Senior Associate Professor in 1984 eventually retiring from this position on 1 December 2009. Between 1986-1987 he also held the position of Visiting Associate Professor (Chair of Prof. Wölfle) at the Physics Department of the Technical University Munich, Germany. His research interests lie in condensed matter physics; phase transitions; the history of physics.During his distinguished career he was awarded the Walter Schottky Prize of the German Physical Society (together with Volker Dohm) in 1982 and a Degree 'Doctor honoris causa' by the Institute for Condensed Matter Physics Scientific Council of National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine, Lviv in 2009.
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