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physicist , researcher

Peter Hõnggi, Swiss physicist, researcher. Achievements include patents for controlled stochastic resonance circuit; patents for noise-induced transport of microscopic particles in macrporous materials. Recipient Prize, Jacottet-King Foundation, Basel, Switzerland, 1970, prize, Max Geldner Foundation, Switzerland, 1977, Janggen-Pohn Foundation, St. Gallen, Switzerland, 1977, Humboldt Honory prize, Polish Science Foundation, Poland, 2002.

Background

Hõnggi, Peter was born on November 29, 1950 in Bõrschwil, Solothurn, Switzerland. Son of Adelbert Hõnggi and Irene M³ller.

Education

Doctor of Philosophy, University of Basel, Switzerland, 1977.

Career

Research associate University of Basel, Switzerland, 1977, University of Illinois, Urbana, 1977—1978. Visiting professor University of Stuttgart, Germany, 1978—1979. Postgraduate research associate University of California, San Diego, 1979—1980.

Associate professor Polytechnic Institute of New York, Brooklyn, 1980—1986. Professor University of Augsburg, Germany, since 1986. Head of department University of Augsburg, 1989—2002.

Achievements

  • Achievements include patents for controlled stochastic resonance circuit. Patents for noise-induced transport of microscopic particles in macrporous materials.

Membership

Fellow: Institute Physics, American Physical Society, Japanese Society for Promotion of Science (honorary). Member: Max-Planck Society.

Connections

Married Gerlinde Wiedemann, September 20, 1954. 1 child Alexander Peter.

father:
Adelbert Hõnggi

mother:
Irene M³ller

spouse:
Gerlinde Wiedemann

child:
Alexander Peter Hõnggi