Prof. Dr. Robert Wolf

Head of Stellarator Heating and Optimisation Division

After studying physics at the Technical University in Aachen, Robert Wolf – born in Munich in 1964 – took his PhD at the worldwide largest experiment for fusion research, the joint European experiment JET (Joint European Torus) in Culham (Great Britain). In 1995 he became scientific assistant at Max Planck Institute of Plasma Physics in Berlin and one year later in Garching. Here the experimental physicist was mainly concerned with the development of improved plasma states at the tokamak experiments ASDEX Upgrade and during longer visits again at JET.

In 2002 he became director of the Institute of Plasma Physics at the Research Centre Jülich and received his doctor rerum naturalium habilitatus from the University Mons-Hainaut (Belgium). In 2003 he was appointed university professor at Ruhr University in Bochum, in 2011 at Technical University of Berlin. Since August 2006 he has been Scientific Fellow at the Greifswald Branch of Max Planck Institute of Plasma Physics.

Selected publications:

R. C. Wolf et al.
Motional Stark Effect Measurements of the Local Magnetic Field in High Temperature Fusion Plasmas
Journal of Instrumentation 10, P10008 (2015)
H.-S. Bosch, R. C. Wolf et al.
Technical challenges in the construction of the steady-state  stellarator Wendelstein 7-X
Nuclear Fusion 53, 126001 (2013)
R. C. Wolf et al.
A stellarator based on the optimization criteria of Wendelstein 7-X
Fusion Engineering and Design 83, 990 (2008)
R. C. Wolf et al.
Effect of the dynamic ergodic divertor in the TEXTOR tokamak on MHD stability, plasma rotation and transport
Nuclear Fusion 45, 1700 (2005)
R. C. Wolf
Internal Transport Barriers in Tokamak Plasmas (Review Article)
Plasma Physics and Controlled Fusion 45, R1 (2003)
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