The 2014 Simon Memorial Prize

Peter Wölfle

Peter Wölfle was born in 1942 in Munich, Germany.

He studied Physics at the Technical University of Munich in 1961-1966 and obtained his PhD degree in 1969.

Between 1968-1975 he worked at the Max Planck Institute for Physics in Munich, with an interruption by a research stay at Cornell University, USA in 1971-1973. In 1974 Peter Wölfle received his second doctoral degree. In 1975 he became Professor at the Technical University of Munich. From 1986 he was Professor at the University of Florida, Gainesville, USA, and, from 1989, Professor at the University of Karlsruhe and Head of the Institute for Condensed Matter Theory. Since 1998, he has been the Head of a research group at the Institute for Nanotechnology, Forschungszentrum Karlsruhe. He is Professor Emeritus since 2010.

Peter Wölfle has held many visiting scientist positions including stays at Bell Laboratories, Murray Hill, USA; U. California, Santa Barbara, USA; U. Florida, Gainesville, USA; Princeton University, USA; Weizmann Institute of Science, Israel; Los Alamos National Laboratory, Los Alamos, USA; University of Wisconsin, Madison, USA; University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, USA.

Peter Wölfle is a Fellow of the Institute of Physics (1999), a Fellow of the American Physical Society(2004), a recipient of the Max-Planck Research Prize of the Humboldt Foundation (2000) and of the Gentner-Kastler Prize of the Societé Francaise de Physique and of the German Physical Society (2013).