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K. von Klitzing

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Dates

June 28, 1943 – present

Authorized Form of Name

Klitzing, K. von

Additional Forms of Names

Klitzing, Klaus von, 1943-

Von Klitzing, K.

Von Klitzing, Klaus

Biography

Abstract

Klaus von Klitzing is a condensed matter physicist at the Max-Planck-Institut für Festkörperforschung, Stuttgart. He was awarded the 1985 Nobel Prize in Physics "for the discovery of the quantized Hall effect."

Important Dates

June 28, 1943Birth, Schroda (Poland).

1969Obtained Masters degree in Physics, Technical University of Braunschweig (Technische Universität Braunschweig), Braunschweig (Germany).

1972Obtained PhD in Physics, Bayerische Julius-Maximilians University of Wurzburg (Bayerische Julius-Maximilians-Universität Würzburg), Wurzburg (Germany).

1975 – 1976Researcher, Clarendon Laboratory, Oxford.

1978Habilitation, Bayerische Julius-Maximilians University of Wurzburg (Bayerische Julius-Maximilians-Universität Würzburg).

1979 – 1980Researcher, High Magnetic Field Laboratory, Grenoble.

1980 – 1984Professor, Technical University of Munich (Technische Universität München), Munich (Germany).

1981Awarded Walter Schottky Prize.

1982Awarded Hewlett-Packard Prize.

1985Awarded Nobel Prize in Physics "for the discovery of the quantized Hall effect".

1985 – presentDirector, Max Planck Institute for Solid State Research (Max-Planck Institut für Festkörperforschung), Stuttgart (Germany).

1988Awarded honorary PhD, University of Maryland.

1988Awarded Dirac Medal.

1998Awarded honorary DSc, University of Nottingham.

1999Honorary Member, German Physical Society (Deutsche Physikalische Gesellschaft).

2003Foreign Member, Royal Society.

Occupation

Condensed matter physicist.

Places

Birth

Schroda (Poland)

Graduate Education

Braunschweig (Germany)

Wurzburg (Germany)

Employment

Oxford (England)

Grenoble (France)

Munich (Germany)

Stuttgart (Germany)

Subjects

Condensed matter.

Magnetic fields.

Quantum mechanics.

Semiconductors.

Relationships

People

Advisors & Collaborators

Landwehr, G. (Gottfried), 1929-

PhD advisor at Bayerische Julius-Maximilians University of Wurzburg (Bayerische Julius-Maximilians-Universität Würzburg).

Institutions

Major Positions

Bayerische Julius-Maximilians-Universitat Wurzburg

Obtained PhD in Physics (1972) and Habilitation.

Clarendon Laboratory

Researcher.

Max-Planck-Institut für Festkörperforschung

Director.

Technische Universität München

Professor.

Professional Activities & Affiliations

Deutsche Physikalische Gesellschaft (1963- )

Honorary Member.

National Institute of Standards and Technology (U.S.)

Royal Society (Great Britain)

Foreign Member.

Technische Universität Braunschweig

Obtained Masters degree in Physics (1969).

University of Maryland at College Park. Department of Physics and Astronomy

Awarded honorary PhD (1988).

University of Nottingham

Awarded honorary DSc (1998).

Resources

Archival Resources

Author

Quantum dots and single electron tunneling [videorecording] /Klaus von Klitzing.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

Subject

Nobel Voices Videohistory Project collection, 2000-2001.

Archives Center

Smithsonian Institution. National Museum of American History

MRC 601, 12th Street and Constitution Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20560, USA

Published Resources

Subject

Klaus von Klitzing Nobel Prize biography.