Inge Schmitz-Feuerhake, born 1935 in Osnabrück, studied physics and mathematics. 1966 she wrote her PhD thesis on dosimetry of radioactive fallout. From 1966 to 1973 the physicist worked at the institute for nuclear medicine at the Hannover Medical School and researched on the dosimetry and diagnostic application of radioactive radiation. From 1973 to 2000 she taught as professor for experimental physics at the University of Bremen.
Her main focus was on the areas of dosimetry, radiation protection and the health impact of nuclear radiation.
Since the 80ies she has has been increasingly engaged with the radiation-related increase of leukemia in Germany. Schmitz-Feuerhake is founding member of the Society for Radiation Protection and co-publisher of the reports from the Otto Hug Strahleninstitut e.V. Inge Schmitz-Feuerhake is chairwoman of the European Committee on Radiation Risk (ECRR) and laureate of the Nuclear-Free Future Award 2003.
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