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Career Milestones

  • April 20, 1922
       Hendrik de Waard was born as a second son of advocate Mr. Sytze Klaas de Waard and Maria de Waard-Radijs
  • 1940
       Degree in beta direction at the Praedinius Gymnasium in Groningen, the Netherlands
  • 1946
       Candidate degree (Cum Laude) in Physics and Mathematics at University of Groningen. Amateur Radio Licence A
  • 1949
       Doctoral degree (Cum Laude) in Physics. Assistant's degree, later first assistant and research associate under Prof. H.Brinkman, at University of Groningen
  • September 16, 1950
       Marriage to Paula Dekking (born: Sep 7, 1928). Daughters born: Aug 20, 1952: Marietta, Jun 2,1955: Karin, Dec 15, 1963: Anita
  • 1953
       Docent in electronics and nuclear measurement techniques at University of Groningen
  • 1954
       Doctor's degree on a thesis entitled "Scintillation coincidence studies in the decay of 193Os and 181Hf and the isomerism in odd proton nuclei". Stipendium from Foundation for pure Research to study at the Nobel Institute, Stockholm, Sweden
  • 1955
        First half: Docent at University of Uppsala, Sweden
  • 1956
       Appointment to associtate Professor in Experimental Physics at University of Groningen
  • 1958
       Appointment to full Professor in Experimental Physics at University of Groningen
  • 1960 - 1965
       Editor of Netherlands Journal of Physics (in Dutch)
  • 1961 - 1994
       Chairman of Groningen Volksuniversiteit
  • 1962 - 1963
       Visiting Professor at the University of Illinois (Urbana, Ill.)
  • 1964
       Summer advisor at Argonne National Lab (Argonne,Ill.U.S.A.)
  • 1964
       Organiser Exhibition during 350-th Anniversary of University of Groningen
  • 1966
       Pro-rector of University of Groningen. Founder of foreign guest of university Senate
  • 1965 - 1969
       Director of Laboratory for General Physics, University of Groningen
  • 1969
       Summer, Advisor Argonne National Laboratory (Argonne,Ill. U.S.A.)
  • 1969 - 1981
       Member of the Excecutive Board of the Foundation for Fundamental Research of Matter
  • 1970 - 1972
       Chairman of the Faculty of Mathematics and Physics of the University of Groningen
  • 1979 - 1989
       Member of the Executive Board of the European Physical Society
  • 1981 - 1989
       Chairman of the Executive Board of the Foundation for the Fundamental Research of Matter
  • 1984 - 1992
       Member of the Committee on European Development of Science and Technology (CODEST) of the European Community
  • 1986 - 2008
       Chairman of the University Representation Fund
  • 1990
       Chairman of the General (triannual) International Conference of the European Physical Society (in Amsterdam)