Klaus von Klitzing



Born 28th June 1943 in Schroda (Posen), German nationality.
February 1962
Abitur in Quakenbruck.
April 1962 to March 1969
Technical University Braunschweig Diploma in Physics.
Title of diploma work: “Lifetime Measurements on InSb” (Prof. F. R. Keßler).
May 1969 to Nov. 1980
University Würzburg (Prof. Dr. G. Landwehr)
Thesis work about: “Galvanomagnetic Properties of Tellurium in Strong Magnetic Fields” (Ph.D. in 1972).
Habilitation in 1978.
The most important publication related to the Nobel Prize appeared in: Phys. Rev. Letters 45, 494 (1980).
Research work at the Clarendon Laboratory, Oxford (1975 to 1976) and High Magnetic Field Laboratory, Grenoble (1979 to 1980).
Nov. 1980 to Dec. 1984
Professor at the Technical University, München.
Since January 1985

Director at the Max-Planck-Institut für Festkörperforschung, Stuttgart.

From Nobel Lectures, Physics 1981-1990, Editor-in-Charge Tore Frängsmyr, Editor Gösta Ekspong, World Scientific Publishing Co., Singapore, 1993

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