Helmut Wiedemann Story
I was so saddened to hear about Helmut Wiedeman passing away.
I met with him in 2009 when I was visiting NSRRC in Taiwan. He was giving a series of lectures to the NSRRC staff on accelerator physics. I was so impressed with his enthusiasm for teaching, in particular his enormous interest for educating young scientists was so impressive to me. I got to know him rather intimately during the course of my 10 days visit to the NSRRC. I was so excited to have discovered him,that I asked him if he would visit Iran if I invited him to organize a similar educational program for the Iranian scientists.
Soon after I was appointed to set up the Iranian Light Source Facility project in 2010, I invited Helmut to help us with the training of ILSF staff in Tehran.
Helmut visited Iran at more than 10 different occasions , each time staying in Iran for close to a month or longer. He contributed greatly to the education of the Iranian scientists and engineers on the physics and technology of accelerators at ILSF. We at ILSF owe him a lot for the extremely generous efforts he made to give the necessary technological and scientific ability to design a light source in Iran.
Helmut Wiedeman will be always remembered within the scientific community in Iran. He will always be in our heart for his contribution.
Javad Rahighi, ILSFBack