Peter Wolfgang Talkner - Curriculum Vitae#


Education and Scientific Career:
  • 2000 - Titular Professor of Physics at the University of Basel
  • 1984 Habilitation in Theoretical Physics at the University of Basel
  • 1979 Dr. rer. nat. from the University of Stuttgart
  • 1972 Diploma in Physics
  • 1967-1972 Study of Physics at the University of Stuttgart
  • 1965-1967 Study of Chemistry at the University of Stuttgart

Editorial Activities:
  • New Trends in Kramers Reaction Rate Theory, edited by P. Talkner and P. Hänggi, Kluwer, Dordrecht 1995.
  • Dynamical Processes in Condensed Phases, Chem. Phys. 235, Nos. 1-3 (1998), Special issue. Guest Editors: P. Talkner, E. Pollak, A.M. Berezhkovskii.
  • Member of the Editorial Board of Physical Review E, 2002-2004.
  • Brownian Motion and Diffusion in the 21st Century. New J. Phys. 7 (2005), Guest Editors: P. Hänggi, J. Luczka, P. Talkner
  • Dynamics of Molecular Systems: From Quantum to Classical Chem. Phys. 370, Nos. 1-3 (2010), Special Issue, Guest Editors: J. Shao, J. Ankerhold, P. Talkner.
  • Stochastic Processes in Physics ans Chemistry. Chem. Phys. 375, Nos. 2-3 (2010), Special Issue, Guest Editors: I. Goychuk, P. Jung, S. Kohler, G. Schmid, P. Talkner
  • Editorial Board member of Scientific Reports, 2014 - 2017

Service to the Scientific Community:
  • Steering Committee of the ESF program: Stochastic Dynamics: Fundamentals and Applications" 2003-2008
  • Board member and Secretary of the Statistical and Nonlinear Physics Division of the European Physical Society, 2009-2011
  • Scientific coordination of the International Workshop on Noise in Non-Equilibrium Systems: From Physics to Biology, Max Planck Institute for Physics of complex Systems, Dresden, Germany, April 2011.
  • Member of the Evaluation Panel: Exact Sciences & Engineering 2012, Fundacao para a Ciencia e a Tecnologia, FCT-Portugal.
  • Member of the Evaluation Panel of the Foundation of Polish Science Programmes

Membership in Physical Societies:
  • European Physical Society
  • Deutsche Physikalische Gesellschaft
  • American Physical Society


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