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Glocker Medal for Lothar Schad

The Glocker Medal is the highest honor awarded by the Society. It was presented to Professor Schad at a ceremony on Friday, September 23. The DGMP honored him with the medal for his many years of service to the field of medical physics in science and practice.

Since 2007, Lothar Schad has held the Chair of Computer-Assisted Clinical Medicine at the Mannheim Faculty of Medicine at the University of Heidelberg. He is considered a pioneer in the field of magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and its incorporation into stereotactic precision irradiation in the treatment of tumors of the human brain.

In this position, in addition to research, he also rendered outstanding services to young scientists and trained numerous medical physics experts who are needed for the diagnostic and therapeutic application of imaging methods in medical institutions.


From 2003 to 2021, Lothar Schad was editor of the Journal of Medical Physics, which he developed into a leading international journal in the field of medical physics. He has been Honorary Editor of the Zeitschrift für Medizinische Physik since 2022.