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Dr. Dr. h.c. mult. Peter Andreas GRÜNBERG Nobelpreisträger für Physik; Professor emeritus, Institut für Festkörperforschung, Forschungszentrum Jülich GmbH, Jülich


1959-1963 Studies of physics at Johann Wolfgang Goethe-Universität University in Frankfurt am Main, Germany, intermediate diploma 1962
1963-1969 Continues studies of physics at Darmstadt University of Technology, Germany, diploma 1966, doctor's degree 1969
1969-1972 Postdoctoral Fellow of National Research Council of Canada at Carleton University in Ottawa, Canada
since 1972 Research scientist at the Institute of Solid State Research at Forschungszentrum Jülich, Germany
1984 Habilitation at the University of Cologne, Germany, "Privatdozent"
1984-1985 Research stay at Argonne National Laboratory, Illinois, USA
1986 Activities in the field of antiferromagnetic coupling in Fe/Cr/Fe layers
1988 Work on the GMR effect in Jülich, Germany
1992 Appointment as adjunct professor at the University of Cologne, Germany
1998 Six-month research stay at the University of Sendai and at Tsukuba Research Centre, Japan
2004 After 32 years at Jülich, Germany, Peter Grünberg retires, but continues working
2007 Helmholtz Professorship, Forschungszentrum Jülich, Germany


Max Planck Society
Academy of Science in North Rhine-Westfalia
Gerhard Herzberg Gesellschaft, Darmstadt


J. Barnas, P. Grünberg, "Spin waves in exchange coupled epitaxial double layers", J. Magn. Magn. Mat. 82, 1989
J. Barnas, A. Fuß, R.E. Camley, P. Grünberg, W. Zinn, "Novel magnetoresistance effect in layered magnetic structures: theory and experiment", Phys. Rev. B42, 8110, 1990
M. Rührig, R. Schäfer, A. Hubert, R. Mosler, A. Wolf, S. Demokritov, P. Grünberg, "Domain observations on Fe-Cr-Fe layered structures: Evidence for a biquadratic coupling effect", Phys. Stat. sol. (a) 125, 635, 1991
A. Fuß, S. Demokritov, P. Grünberg, W. Zinn, "Short- and long period oscillations in the exchange coupling of Fe across epitaxially grown Al- and Au-interlayers", JMMM 103, L211, 1992
P. Grünberg, J.A. Wolf, R.Schäfer, "Long Range Exchange Interactions in Epitaxial Layered Magnetic Structures", Physica B 221, 357, 1996
Y. Suzuki, T. Katayama, K. Takanashi, R. Schreiber, P. Gruenberg, K. Tanaka, The magneto-optical effect of Cr(001) wedged ultrathin films grown on Fe(001), JMMM 165, 134, 1997


German Future Prize awarded by the President of the Federal Republic of Germany, 1998
Stern Gerlach Medal of the German Physics Society (DPG), 2007
Japan-Prize of the Science and Technology Foundation of Japan (JSTF) (with A. Fert), 2007
Wolf-Foundation-Prize in physics (with A. Fert), Israel, 2007
Nobel Prize in physics (with A. Fert), 2007
Cross of the Order of Merit of the Federal Republic of Germany, 2008