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Peter Grünberg

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Dates

May 18, 1939 – present

Authorized Form of Name

Grünberg, Peter, 1939-

Additional Forms of Names

Grünberg, Peter Andreas, 1939-

Biography

Abstract

Peter Grünberg is a condensed matted physicist at Forschungszentrum Jülich. He was awarded the 2007 Nobel Prize in Physics with Albert Fert "for the discovery of Giant Magnetoresistance."

Important Dates

May 18, 1939Birth, Plzeň (Czech Republic).

1966Obtained BSc in Physics, Technische Universität Darmstadt (Darmstadt University of Technology), Darmstadt (Germany).

1969Obtained PhD in Physics, Technische Universität Darmstadt (Darmstadt University of Technology), Darmstadt (Germany).

1969 – 1972Postdoctoral Fellow, Carleton University, Ottawa-Carleton (Ont.).

1972 – 1984Research Scientist, Institute for Magnetism (IFF-Forschungszentrum Juelich), Jülich (Germany).

1984 – 1985Visiting Scientist, Argonne National Laboratories, Lemont (Ill.).

1984 – 2004Habilitation and Lecturer (Junior Professor) (1984-1992) and ausserplanmässiger Professor (Tenured Professor) (1992-2004), Universität zu Köln (University of Cologne), Cologne (Germany).

1994Awarded IUPAP Magnetism Award with Albert Fert.

1994Awarded APS International Prize for New Materials with Albert Fert, American Physical Society.

1997Awarded Hewlett Packard Europhysics Prize with Albert Fert and Stuart Parkin.

1998 – 2004Visiting Professor, Tōhoku Daigaku (Tohoku University), Sendai-shi (Miyagi-ken, Japan).

2003Member, Max-Planck-Gesellschaft zur Förderung der Wissenschaften (Max Planck Society).

2006Awarded Stern-Gerlach Medal, Germany Physical Society.

2006Awarded European Inventor of the Year.

2007Awarded Wolf Prize in Physics.

2007Awarded Honorary Doctorate, Rheinisch-Westfälische Technische Hochschule Aachen (RWTH Aachen University).

2007Awarded Japan Prize.

2007Awarded the 2007 Nobel Prize in Physics with Albert Fert "for the discovery of Giant Magnetoresistance.".

2008Awarded Honorary Doctorate, Universität des Saarlandes (Saarland University).

2008Awarded Honorary Doctorate, Gebze Teknik Üniversitesi (Gebze Institute of Technology).

2009Awarded Honorary Doctorate, Panepistēmio Athēnōn (University of Athens).

Occupation

Condensed matter physicist.

Places

Birth

Plzeň (Czech Republic)

Graduate Education

Darmstadt (Germany)

Employment

Ottawa-Carleton (Ont.)

Jülich (Germany)

Cologne (Germany)

Sendai-shi (Miyagi-ken, Japan)

Lemont (Ill.)

Subjects

Condensed matter.

Electric conductivity.

Magnetic fields.

Relationships

People

Advisors & Collaborators

Fert, A.

Shared the 2007 Nobel Prize in Physics "for the discovery of Giant Magnetoresistance."

Hüfner, Stefan, 1935-

PhD advisor at Technische Universität Darmstadt (Darmstadt University of Technology).

Institutions

Major Positions

Argonne National Laboratory

Visiting Scientist.

Forschungszentrum Jülich

Research Scientist.

Tōhoku Daigaku

Visiting Professor.

Universität zu Köln

Habilitation and Lecturer (Junior Professor) and ausserplanmässiger Professor (Tenured Professor).

Professional Activities & Affiliations

American Physical Society

Awarded 1994 APS International Prize for New Materials with Albert Fert.

Carleton University. Department of Physics

Postdoctoral Fellow.

Deutsche Physikalische Gesellschaft (1963- )

Gebze Teknik Üniversitesi

Awarded Honorary Doctorate (2008).

Max-Planck-Gesellschaft zur Förderung der Wissenschaften

Member.

Panepistēmio Athēnōn

Awarded Honorary Doctorate (2009).

Rheinisch-Westfälische Technische Hochschule Aachen

Awarded Honorary Doctorate (2007).

Technische Hochschule Darmstadt

Obtained Masters in Physics (1966) and PhD in Physics (1969).

Universität des Saarlandes

Awarded Honorary Doctorate (2008).

Resources

Published Resources

Subject

Peter Grünberg Nobel Prize Biography