Detlev Buchholz

University of Göttingen, Germany


Detlev Buchholz was born in Danzig in 1944. He received a Diploma in physics and the Ph.D. degree from the Universität Hamburg in 1967 and 1973, respectively. After temporary positions and fellowships at the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, at the Universität Hamburg, at CERN, Geneva, and at the University of California, Berkeley, he became a Professor at the Universität Hamburg in 1979. In 1997, he moved to the Georg-August Universiät Göttingen and held a position there as a Professor of theoretical physics until his retirement in 2009. His research is in mathematical physics, primarily in relativistic quantum field theory with emphasis on conceptual and constructive problems of particle physics and statistical mechanics. For his work in quantum field theory, he received several honors, most recently the Max Planck Medal of the German Physical Society in 2008. He serves presently also as an Associate Editor of the journals Annales Henri Poincare and as a Reviewer in Mathematical Physics.

Biography Updated on 9 October 2011

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