Wolf-Dietrich Herold 


  • 51 yrs., from Nürnberg, Germany

  • Physicist, PhD from ETH Zürich
    3 Years research scientist at Yale University,
    since 1986 in particle physics research at
    Paul Scherer Institute in Switzerland
  • Glider license 1971, participation in various regional/national contests in Germany, Switzerland, and USA, ca 2500hrs, flies an ASW 22
  • soaring in different geographical and topographical regions generated a Strong interest in atmospheric sciences leading to a 9 months sabbatical at NCAR, Boulder, CO to study thundercloud electrification and thermal waves using (motor-)gliders
  • in MWP he will be responsible for mission planning, instrumentation, data acquisition and analysis, as well as take part in record attempts