Honorary Doctorate for Prof. Berthold Stech

Prof. Berthold Stech (left) receives the Honorary Doctorate certificate from Prof. Arno Frühwald, Dean of the Faculty of Mathematics, Informatics and Natural Sciences of Hamburg University.

Yesterday, Professor Berthold Stech was awarded an Honorary Doctorate from the University of Hamburg. He received the distinction in the DESY auditorium during a Colloquium with 80 invited guests.
Berthold Stech was honored for his outstanding contributions in the field of particle physics phenomenology. His work had a decisive influence on particle physics in the past 50 years. With his theoretical considerations, he had also supported the experimental research work of the ARGUS collaboration at the DORIS storage ring.
Berthold Stech was born in Karlsruhe in 1924. Since 1958 he had been professor of theoretical particle physics at Heidelberg University and for a long period director of the Heidelberg theory institute. During this time, he discontinued his work in Heidelberg for research and guest professorships in Hamburg, Stanford and CERN amongst others. Moreover, he had been member of the DESY Scientific Council for several years. In 1987 he was elected member of the Heidelberg Academy of Sciences. Still today he is active at the Heidelberg University.