Honorary Doctorate for Prof. Dr. rer. nat. habil. Karl W. Böer
Monday, September 3rd, 2012 at 6pm
in the Atrium of the TU Berlin (Main Building)
- © Böer
September 3rd, 2012 the TU Berlin bestowed the Honorary Doctorate (Dr.
rer. nat. h.c.) upon Prof. Dr. rer. nat. habil. Karl W. Böer.
The TU Berlin honors his contributions in semiconductor physics and solar energy. Professor Böer has received the honorary degree of natural sciences particulary for his contributions to the optical and electrical properties and crystal structure of semiconductors for thin film solar cells. In 1972 Professor Böer proposed SOLAR ONE, the first solar house with solar-generated heat and electricity. He is also founding editor of the journal physica status solidi.
The conferral of an honorary degree is a very rare event at the science faculty of the TU Berlin and happened only three times during the last 20 years. The last recipient was Prof. Alferov, a Nobel laureate from the Joffe Institute in St. Petersburg. For mor information about Professor Böer, please refer to the homepage of the University of Delaware: http://www.lib.udel.edu/ud/spec/findaids/boer/ 
Programm of the Ceremony 
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