Peter Hanggi#

Long CV(info)

  • 1970-1974: Studies of physics at the University of Basel, Switzerland
  • April 1974: Diploma in physics, University of Basel
  • Jan. 1977: Ph. D. in theoretical physics, University of Basel

Professional Experience
  • 1977-1978: Research Associate University of Illinois, Urbana, USA
  • 1978-1979: Guest Professor, Universität Stuttgart
  • 1979-1980: Postgraduate research associate, University of California, San Diego, USA
  • 1980-1983: Assistant professor of physics, Polytechnic Institute of New York, New York, USA
  • 1983-1987: Associate professor (with tenure), Polytechnic Institute of New York, New York, USA
  • Since 1986: Professor (Ordinarius C4) for Theoretical Physics(Emphasis: Statistical Physics), Institute of Physics, Universität Augsburg

Scientific Interests
  • Theoretical physics – Statistical Physics
  • Dissipative quantum systems, physical biology, molecular electronics,
  • Stochastic phenomena, nonlinear dynamics, control of quantum transport,
  • Quantum information processing, Brownian motors, Relativistic Brownian motion and Relativistic Thermodynamics
  • International Activities


Physical Review E, Europhysics Letters (1997-2007), New Journal of Physics (1998-2007), Physica A, Physical Biology, Chemical Physics, ChemPhysChem, Lecture Notes of Physics, EPJ-ST(Special Topics), Intern. Review of Electrical Eng., IREE, Intern. Review of Physics, IREPHY, The Open Journal of Chemical Physics, Ukrainian J. Physics, Chair: Scientific Advisory Committee (SAC) for European Physical Journal (EPJ): A, B, C, D, E, Appl. Phys., Member of the board of the German Physical Society, DPG, (since 1994) Chair of division of “Dynamics and Statistical Physics”, DPG, 2000-2003; board member, “Statistical and Nonlinear Physics” of the European Phys. Soc. (EPS).


  • 1988: Fellow of the American Physical Society
  • 1995: Nicolas Cabrera Professorship, Universidad Autonoma de Madrid, Spain
  • 1998: Michael Professorship, Weizmann Institute of Science, Israel
  • 1999: Fellow and Chartered Scientist Award (CSciCPhys/FInstP) Inst. of Physics
  • 2001: Elected external member of the MPI-PKS Dresden and member of the Max-Planck-Society
  • 2002: Humboldt Honorary Research Award of the Foundation of Polish Science
  • 2003: Eminent Scientist Award, RIKEN (Japan)
  • 2003: Elected member: German Academy of Natural Scientists LEOPOLDINA
  • 2005: Dr. honoris causa from (i) the University of Silesia, Katowice (Poland); (ii) Universitat de Barcelona (Spain) and (iii) University of Camerino (Italy)
  • 2005: Elected foreign fellow: Am. Assoc. Adv. Science (AAAS)
  • 2006: Dr. honoris causa from Tartar State University of Humanities and Pedagogical Sciences, Kazan, Russia
  • Elena Aizen de Moshinsky Professorship, UNAM, Mexico-City (2006)
  • Smoluchowski-Medal of the Jagellonian University of Krakow, Poland
  • 2006: Dr. honoris causa from the National Academy of Ukraine, Ukraine
  • 2007: Elected ordinary member of the Academia Europaea, Physics and Engineering Section
  • 2008: Dr. honoris causa rer. nat. from the Humboldt University Berlin
  • 2009: Dr. honoris causa from the Universidad de Sevilla, Spain
  • 2009: Invited Distinguished Lecture Series at Asian Pacific Center for Theoretical Physics (APCTP)
  • 2009: elected Outstanding Referee of the American Physical Society (APS)
  • 2010: selected for

Publication Data
P. Hänggi has published over 550 original papers; 64 publications of those are cited at least 64 times (64 = H-index); 2 items > 2.000, 13 > 200 and 37 > 100 citations each, as of January 2010, total # cites on ISI-WoS ca. 22.000. His ResearcherID is: B-4457-2008
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