Peter Wolfgang Talkner#

Peter Wolfgang Talkner
Membership Number:4567
Membership type:ORDINARY
Main Country of Residence:GERMANY

Present and Previous Positions

  • 2000 - present Senior Scientist, Titular Prof., University of Basel, Switzerland and University of Augsburg, Germany
  • 1995 - 1999 Head of Section Stochastic Systems, Paul Scherrer Institute, Switzerland
  • 1989 - 1994 Head of the Section Systems Analysis, Paul Scherrer Instititute, Switzerland
  • 1981 - 1989 Senior Research Assistant (Akademischer Rat), University of Basel, Switzerland (Prof. Dr. H. Thomas)
  • 1977 - 1980 Senior Research Assistant (Akademischer Rat), University of Stuttgart, Germany (Prof. W. Weidlich)

Fields of Scholarship
  • Theoretical physics – statistical physics in and far from equilibrium
  • Dissipative quantum systems
  • Quantum thermodynamics
  • Chemical kinetics and rate phenomena
  • Hydrodynamic instabilities and flows, turbulence
  • Stochastic phenomena in physics and in engineering sciences
  • Nonlinear dynamics, control of quantum transport
  • Data analysis of rare events in environmental sciences and climatology
  • Fluctuation analysis in stock exchanges (econophysics)

Honours and Awards
  • 2008 Elected Outstandig Referee for Physical Review E and other Am. Phys. Society journals
  • 2009 Elected Fellow of the American Physical Society
  • 2014 Honorary Polish Humboldt Prize
  • 2013 Elected Visiting Professor, APCTP, Pohang, Korea

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