Dieter Meschede
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Born (1954-04-17) 17 April 1954 (age 68)
Medal record

Dieter Meschede (born 17 April 1954) is a German physicist and lightweight rower.

Meschede was born in 1954 in Lathen in the Emsland district.[1]

Meschede won a gold medal at the 1976 World Rowing Championships in Villach with the lightweight men's eight.[2]

Meschede studied physics and in 1989, he was the inaugural recipient of the Rudolf Kaiser Prize [de], awarded to young promising scientists.[3] In 2007, he was awarded the Robert Wichard Pohl Prize [de].[3] He teaches quantum technology at the University of Bonn.[4] He is the president of the Deutsche Physikalische Gesellschaft and will hold this position from April 2018 for a two-year period.[3]

Since the 21st edition (published in 2002), Meschede has been the editor of the German physics textbook Gerthsen Physik [de].[5]


  1. ^ "Preisträgerinnen und Preisträger 2007" (in German). Deutsche Physikalische Gesellschaft. Archived from the original on 29 March 2016. Retrieved 8 December 2017.
  2. ^ "Dieter Meschede". International Rowing Federation. Retrieved 6 December 2017.
  3. ^ a b c "Dieter Meschede to be President of the German Physical Society from 2018 to 2020" (Press release). Bad Honnef: Deutsche Physikalische Gesellschaft. 8 March 2017. Retrieved 8 December 2017.
  4. ^ "Prof. Dr. Dieter Meschede". University of Bonn. Retrieved 8 December 2017.
  5. ^ Gerthsen Physik (22nd ed.). Heidelberg: Springer Science+Business Media. 2004. p. iv. ISBN 978-3-662-07458-9. Retrieved 7 December 2017.