Bachelor of Science, University Hamburg, Germany, 1960. Master of Science, University Freiburg, Germany, 1966. Doctor of Philosophy, University Frankfort on the Main, Germany, 1967.
Assistant University Frankfort on the Main, 1966-1972. Research associate University Virginia, Charlottesville, 1967-1968. European Organization of Nuclear Research fellow Joint Institute for Nuclear Research, Dubna, Union of the Soviet Socialist Republics, 1970-1971.
Associate professor Frankfort on the Main, 1972-1974. Professor University of Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa, 1974-1980, University Erlangen, Germany, since 1980. Consultant De Beers Consultant Mines, Johannesburg, 1977-1980.