Hartwig Wolfgang Thim

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Hartwig Wolfgang Thim
Hartwig Wolfgang Thim
Born (1935-03-18)March 18, 1935
Residence Linz, Upper Austria, Austria
Nationality Austrian
Known for Special Relativity
Scientific career
Fields Professor Emeritus of Electrical Engineering

Hartwig is interested in special relativity and carried out experiments showing that the relativistic transverse Doppler shift and, hence, time dilation effects are absent. His teaching activities included basic electromagnetism, semiconductor devices and circuits, opto-electronics, wave propagation and relativity. Education

1941 - 1946 Elementary school in Linz, Austria
1946 - 1954 High school (Gymnasium) in Linz, Austria
1954 - 1960 Diplom Ingenieur degree in Electrical Engineering from Technical University of Vienna, Austria
1960 - 1964 Doctor of Technical Sciences degree from Technical University of Vienna, Austria


1960 - 1964 Assistant Professor at the Theoretical Electrical Engineering Institute of the Technical University of Vienna, Austria
1964 - 1969 Solid State Devices Department at Bell Telephone Laboratories, Murray Hill, New Jersey, USA
1969 - 1974 Head of the Microwave Physics Department of the Fraunhofer Institute for Applied Solid State Physics, Freiburg, Germany
1974 - 1985 Full Professor and head of the Industrial Electronics Institute at the Technical University of Vienna, Austria
1985 - 2003 Full Professor and head of the Microelectronics Institute at the Johannes Kepler University, Linz, Austria
1991 - 1993 Dean of the technical faculty
2003 - Professor Emeritus at the Microelectronics Institute, Johannes Kepler University, Linz, Austria

Research and Teaching Activities

Crystal growth of compound semiconductor materials, bulk semiconductor and hetero-junction devices for microwave and millimeter-wave applications, Gallium-Arsenide integrated circuits, and microwave sensors. He developed the first stable bulk semiconductor amplifier, known as the TEA (transferred electron amplifier), together with co-workers at Bell Labs. As an Emeritus Professor he is now teaching Wave Propagation and Relativity and, Why Relativity is Wrong.


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