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Wolfgang Torge

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Wolfgang Torge

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Wolfgang Torge
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Schneiderberg 50
30167 Hannover
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Address
Schneiderberg 50
30167 Hannover
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SHORT BIOGRAPHY

Wolfgang Torge is an emeritus professor at Leibniz Universität Hannover. He graduated in Surveying and started his career in applied geophysics, land surveying, cadastral surveying, research assistance and  foreign aid. He then accepted a professorship at the Institute of Geodesy at Leibniz Universität Hannover in 1968, where he specialized in geometric and physical geodesy. Since he retired in 1996 he has dedicated himself to the history of geodesy.

Wolfgang Torge is the honorary president of the International Association of Geodesy (IAG) and receiver of the prestigious Helmert-Gedenkmünze - the Helmert commemorative coin - of the DVW (Deutscher Verein für Vermessungswesen).

COMMEMORATIVE PUBLICATIONS

  • ZfV special edition "Physikalische Geodäsie" on the occasion of the 65th birthday. ZfV 121 Jhg. Heft 6, 1996
  • Commemorative publication on the occasion of the 70th birthday, Wissenschaftliche Arbeiten der Fachrichtung Vermessungswesen der Universität Hannover Nr. 241, 2001

BOOK PUBLICATIONS

BOOK PUBLICATIONS ABOUT THE HISTORY OF GEODESY

  • Torge, Wolfgang (2016): Geschichte der ErdmessungIn: Freeden, W., Rummel, R. (Hrsg.): Handbuch der Geodäsie, Springer Berlin Heidelberg
    DOI: 10.1007/978-3-662-46900-2_2-1
    ISBN: 978-3-662-46900-2
  • Torge, Wolfgang (2015): From a Regional Project to an International Organization: The “Baeyer-Helmert-Era” of the International Association of Geodesy 1862–1916In: Proceedings of the IAG Scientific Assembly, 01.-06.09.2013, Potsdam; International Association of Geodesy Symposia Vol. 143, pp. 3-18, Springer Berlin Heidelberg
    DOI: 10.1007/1345_2015_42
    ISBN: 978-3-319-24603-1