Diploma in physics, University Bonn, Germany, 1961. Doctor of Philosophy, University Heidelberg, Germany, 1963.
Visitor, European Organisation Nuc. Research, Geneva, 1965;
research associate, European Organisation Nuc. Research, Geneva, 1966-1968;
visitor, Institute Mathematics Science, Madras, India, 1968-1969;
visitor, International Center Theoretical Physics, Trieste, Italy, 1969;
research associate, Stanford Linear Accelerator Center, Stanford, 1969-1970;
staff member, M-Planck-Institute for Physics, Munich, since 1970.
Professor Ludwig-Maximilians-University, Munich, since 1981.
Member National Geography Society, German Physical Society, New York Academy of Sciences.
Married Karin Meyer, April 19, 1962. 1 child, Rodion.