[Photography Hemut Moritz]

Helmut Moritz


Born 1 November 1933 in Graz (Austria);
1951 -- 1956 study of geodesy, Graz University of Technology (TUG);
1959 Dr.techn. (TUG); main research topics: physical geodesy, gravitational field, inverse problems in geodesy and geophysics;
since 1955 various positions at TUG, Geodetic Service of Austria, Ohio State University, Technical University Hannover, and Wuhan University;
1964 -- 1971 Professor of Physical Geodesy at Technical University Berlin;
1971 Professor of Geodesy, TUG;
2002 Emeritus.
Graz, March 2007.
Honorary Doctorates:
Dr.-Ing.h.c., Technische Universität München, 1981;
D.Sc.h.c., The Ohio State University, 1992;
Dr.h.c., University of Geodesy and Cartography, Moscow, 1994.
of the Austrian Academy of Sciences and of 10 foreign Academies.
International Activities:
1979 -- 1983: President of the International Association of Geodesy;
1991 -- 1995: President of the International Union of Geodesy and Geophysics;
1998 -- 2002: Director General of the Inter-University Center Dubrovnik;
1998 -- 2006: President of the International League of Humanists.
230 publications.
7 books, among them
(with W. A. Heiskanen) Physical Geodesy, W.H. Freeman, San Francisco, 1967 (translated into Chinese, Serbian, Spanish  and Turkish);
Advanced Physical Geodesy, Herbert Wichmann Verlag, Karlsruhe, 1980 (translated into Chinese and Russion), 2nd ed. 1989;
(with B. Hofmann-Wellenhof) Geometry, Relativity, Geodesy, Herbert Wichmann Verlag, Karlsruhe, 1993;
Science, Mind and the Universe: An Introduction to Natural Philosophy, Herbert Wichmann Verlag, Heidelberg, 1995 (translated into Croatian);
(with B. Hofmann-Wellenhof) Physical Geodesy, Springer-Verlag, Wien-New York, 2nd ed., 2005 (translated into Japanese).

Deutscher Lebenslauf (Leibniz-Sozietät).

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