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Curriculum Vitae Peter A. Grünberg

Peter Andreas Grünberg (1939 - 2018)
born on 18 May 1939 in Pilsen (now Czech Republic),
died in 7 April 2018 in Jülich, Germany
parents: Dipl.-Ing. Feodor A. Grünberg and Anna Grünberg

1946Resettlement to Lauterbach in Hesse, starts school
1950-1959Grammar school in Lauterbach
1959-1963 Studies of physics at Johann Wolfgang Goethe University in Frankfurt (Main), intermediate diploma 1962
1963-1969 Continues studies of physics at Darmstadt University of Technology, diploma 1966, doctor's degree 1969
1966Marries Helma Prausa. Three children: Andreas (1973), Sylvia (1974) and Katharina (1981)
1969-1972Postdoctoral Fellow of National Research Council of Canada at Carleton University in Ottawa, Canada
since 1972Research scientist at the Institute of Solid State Research at Research Centre Jülich
1984Habilitation at the University of Cologne, "Privatdozent"
1984-1985Research stay at Argonne National Laboratory, Illinois, USA
1986Activities in the field of antiferromagnetic coupling in Fe/Cr/Fe layers
1988Work on the GMR effect in Jülich
1992Appointment as adjunct professor at the University of Cologne
1998Six-month research stay at the University of Sendai and at Tsukuba Research Centre, Japan
2004After 32 years at the Research Centre, Peter Grünberg retires, but continues working
2007Forschungszentrum Jülich awards Peter Grünberg the first Helmholtz Professorship

Prizes and Honours

1994 APS International Prize for New Materials (with A. Fert und S.S.P. Parkin)
1994 IUPAP Magnetism Award (with A. Fert)
1996Technology Prize of the "Association of Friends and Benefactors of Research Centre Jülich"
1997Hewlett-Packard Europhysics Prize (with A. Fert und S.S.P. Parkin)
1998German Future Prize awarded by the President of the Federal Republic of Germany
2002Honorary doctorate from the Faculty of Physics and Astronomy of Ruhr University Bochum
2003External Scientific Member of the Max Planck Society
2004Manfred von Ardenne Prize for Applied Physics from the European Society of Thin Films (EFDS)
2006Award for "European Inventor of the Year" by the European Commission and the European Patent Office
2007Stern Gerlach Medal of the German Physics Society (DPG)
2007Japan-Prize der Science and Technology Foundation of Japan (JSTF) (with A. Fert)
2007Wolf-Foundation-Prize in physics (with A.Fert)
2007Nobel Prize in physics (with A.Fert)
2008Cross of the Order of Merit of the Federal Republic of Germany
2008Honorary Doctorate, Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Science, University of Cologne
2008Honorary Doctorate, Faculty of Natural Sciences and Technology II (Physics and Mechatronics Engineering), Saarland University
2008Freedom of the City Jülich
2008Freedom of the City Lauterbach
2008Order of Merit of the German federal state of North Rhine-Westphalia
2008Honory doctorate, Gebze Institute of Technology, Turkey
2008Minerva Prize of Förderverein Museum Jülich
2008Full Member of the Academy of Sciences and Arts of North Rhine-Westphalia, Section for Engineering and Economics
2009Honory doctorate, University of Athens, Greece
2011Honorary Membership of the German Physical Society (DPG)