Heinrich Hora


Department of Theoretical Physics

University of New South Wales




Heinrich Hora received the Dr.rer.nat. degree from the University of Jena, Jena, Germany, in 1960, and the D.Sc. degree from the University of New South Wales, Sydney, NSW, Australia, in 1979. He has been Professor with Chair in Theoretical Physics with the University of New South Wales since 1975 and is an Emeritus since 1992. He was a Visiting Professor in Rochester, Bern, Tokyo, Osaka, Giessen, the Weizmann-Institute, CERN, European Organization for Nuclear Research, Meyrin-Geneva, Switzerland. His current research interests include plasma theory and laser, nonlinear forces, relativistic self-focusing, Schwarz– Hora effect, volume ignition, predicted nonthermal ultrahigh acceleration of plasma blocks by lasers for environmentally clean, and low-cost and lasting boron fusion energy. Dr. Hora is a FInstP (London), Fellow of the Australian Institute of Physics, and FRSN. He received the Ritter von Gerstner Medal, the Edward Teller Medal, the Dirac Medal, and the Ernst Mach Medal.