EDUCATION and PROFESSIONAL CAREER
Undergraduate and Graduate education in Physics and Mathematics at the University in Freiburg/Breisgau (Diplom 1961), continuation of studies with a Scholarship of the School of Advanced Studies at the Australian National University in Canberra (Ph.D. 1964). First employment as Research Associate (1964-1966) at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia. There promotion to Assist.Professor in 1966. Since 1972 Professor of Theoretical Physics at the Johann Wolfgang Goethe-Universität in Frankfurt/M. Retirement as Professor emeritus in October 2001. 2001-2004: Acting Chair of the Centre of Scientific Computing of Frankfurt University. Present activities: Author of texts in Theoretical Physics,
HONOURS and PROFESSIONAL SOCIETIES
Tenure of an endowed Professorship: S. Lyson Professor der Physik in the years 1999 - 2001,
Fellow of the American Physical Society,
Member of the Deutsche Physikalische Gesellschaft and the European Physical Society.
The many body problem of quantum mechanical systems, in particular properties of nuclei, atoms, molecules, clusters and solids as well as the theory of atomic collision processes. Development of mathematical and conceptual tools for the discussion of many body systems. These include variational, iterative and projective methods, the main objective of the last decades was, however, the development and application of density funcional theory for relativistic, time dependent and thermodynamic systems.