Emeritus Scientific Member of the Max-Planck-Society.
Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. mult. Friedrich Wagner was born on 16 November 1943 in Pfaffenhofen a.Z., Germany. After studying physics and taking his PhD at the Technical University of Munich in 1972, Wagner went as a postdoc to the Ohio State University, where he did research in the field of low-temperature physics from 1973 to 1974. In 1975 he joined Max Planck Institute for Plasma Physics (IPP) and was appointed Scientific Member of the Max-Planck-Society in 1988. From 1986 to 1990 he was head of the ASDEX tokamak experiment, from 1990 till 1999 project head of the Wendelstein 7-AS stellarator experiment and from 2003 till 2005 head of the « Wendelstein 7-X Enterprise ». From 1993 to 2005 he was member of the Directorate of IPP, from March 1999 till April 2007 Speaker of the Greifswald Branch Institute.