Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c.
Born on February 22, 1957 in Ellenfeld, Germany. Studies of physics at Ludwig Maximilian University, Munich (PhD 1987), Fermi National Accelerator Lab., Chicago (1987), CERN Fellow, Geneva (1989), Heisenberg Fellow (1991), Habilitation at University of Heidelberg (1992), Professor at Technical University Munich (1993), Director and Scientific Member at the Max Planck Institute for Nuclear Physics (since 2006), Honorary Professor at the University of Heidelberg (since 2007). Honorary doctorate at the KTH Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm (2016). Membership in many national and international committees.