Acknowledgement

Most of the research activities presented on this website evolved from supervising gradu - ate and doctoral students. It was a great pleasure to work with these motivated and inspir - ing young persons. But none of the projects could have really been realized without the excellent support by an engaged laboratory team. Special thanks to Jürgen Pfuhl, Gerd Neufeld, Günther Helm - rich, Hans-Peter Herda and Marion Kollmeier. The School of Electrical Engineering provides good facilities and excellent laboratory equip - ment. Many projects were supported by the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft and by in - dustrial cooperations. Special thanks to my colleagues - Prof. Dr. Günter Guthöhrlein (HSU HH) for a continuous excellent cooperation in laser spectroscopy, - Prof. Dr. Daniel Grischkowsky (IBM & OSU-Ok) for our successful cooperation in Femtosecond Terahertz Spectroscopy, - Prof. Dr. Murry Salby (Bolder Col. USA; Sidney Australia) for many important contributions and stimulating discussions in Climate Sciences, and - Dr. Willie Soon (Harvard-Cambridge, MA, USA) for his inspiring suggestions in the field of Climate Sciences.
Physics & Climate

This Website presents a summary of the main research activities

as Professor for Laser Engineering & Materials Science, from 2001 - 2009 also for Experimental Physics, at the Helmut-Schmidt-University Hamburg (HSU HH), Germany, as Visiting Scientist at IBM-Watson Research Center, Yorktown Heights, as Visiting Scientist at Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, Oklahoma, and on special fields of Climate Sciences after retiring 2010.

Preliminary Notes

Experimental Physics and Materials Science are basic disciplines for academic studies of Engi - neering Sciences. At the Helmut-Schmidt-University these subjects are integrated in the School of Electrical Engineering to teach undergraduates of Electrical Engineering and Economic Engi - neering in these disciplines. For advanced-level studies specialized programs on laser applications, spectroscopy, quantum optics and opto-electronics are offered with the possibility for young scientists to take their ma - ster or doctoral degrees. The research activities of the Laser-Physics-Group were mainly focusing on applications of lasers in science and engineering. A compilation of these activities is listed under the link: Laser Research The research activitie s in Climate Science , which started in 2010, are summarized under the link: Climate .