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Wolfgang Wiese

Research Interests

Plasma Spectroscopy; Atomic Structure Data; VUV Radiometry with hydrogen- and argon mini-arcs. Determination of atomic transition probabilities, and Stark widths and shifts, by emission measurements with stabilized arcs; regularities in atomic oscillator strengths; systematic trends in isoelectronic sequences; critical evaluation and compilation of atomic transition probability data and line shape parameters (Stark broadening).

Publication List

Wolfgang Wiese


Quantum Measurement Division
Atomic Spectroscopy Group

Employment History:

  • National Institute of Standards and Technology, 1960-present
  • Contractor (retired) 2004-present
  • Chief, Atomic Physics Division 1978-2004
  • Chief, Plasma Spectroscopy Section 1962-1978
  • Physicist 1960-1962
  • University of Maryland, Research Associate 1958-1960
  • Fellow, American Physical Society
  • Fellow, Optical Society of America
  • Fellow, Guggenheim Foundation
  • Fellow, Washington Academy of Sciences
  • Humboldt Senior Scientist Award 1986
  • Associate Editor: J. Quantitative Spectroscopy and Radiative Transfer
  • Editorial Board, Atomic and Plasma-Material Interaction Data for Fusion (IAEA Journal)


  • Honorary Ph.D., University of Kiel 1992
  • Ph.D., University of Kiel, Germany 1957

Phone: 301-975-3201
Email: wolfgang.wiese@nist.gov
Fax: 301-975-1350