Doctor in Physics, University Leipzig, Germany, 1956. Doctor in Natural Sciences, University Leipzig, Germany, 1962.
Science assistant, U. Leipzig, 1956-1963; science chief assistant, U. Leipzig, 1963-1990; science co-worker, U. Leipzig, since 1990. 2d leader magnetism group U. Leipzig, 1975-1991, superconductivity and magnetism group, since 1991.
Republican Parliament Town of Leipzig, 1990-1994. Member Christian Democratic Union.
Married Renate Hartmann, July 11, 1959. Children: Kathrin, Stefan.