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Peter A. Rinck:
Research and Science: From Individuals to Societies –
Alexander von Humboldt in Spain.


© 2019 by Peter A. Rinck

Peter A. Rinck
Research and Science:
From Individuals to Societies –
Alexander von Humboldt in Spain

RCS_portrait eter A. Rinck is a University Professor of Radiology and Magnetic Resonance and has a Doctorate in History of Medicine.

After a classical school education he attended medical school in Berlin (Free University of Berlin) and served his internship and residency in radiology, nuclear medicine and radiation therapy at Charlottenburg University Hospital in Berlin. Afterwards, until 1983, he was involved in the very early development of magnetic resonance imaging at the State University of New York at Stony Brook where he worked in Paul C. Lauterbur's research group (Nobel Prize in Medicine 2003).

Between 1987 and 1994 he was head of Europe's biggest clinical and research MR facility – at that time – at the University of Trondheim, Norway. Between 1986 and 2012 he was also Adjunct Professor at the School of Medicine and Pharmacy of the University of Mons-Hainaut in Belgium.

Since 1982 Rinck is Chairman of the European Magnetic Resonance Forum, EMRF, and since 2008 President of the Council of The Round Table Foundation, TRTF. He is also Chairman of the Selection Committees of the the Pro Academia Prize and of the European Magnetic Resonance Award. He has received fellowships, awards and prizes from numerous institutions, among others from the German Alexander von Humboldt Foundation.

His contribution is a Small Café presentation of a short talk about Alexander von Humboldt's stay in Spain on his way to South America from the autumn of 1798 until late spring of 1799 and development of science in Spain.

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Alexander von Humboldt in Spain


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