Short CV/Education and training

  • 1970 – 1975
    Studied physics at LMU Munich, Germany

  • 1975 – 1980
    Studied physics at the University of Cologne, Germany

  • 1979
    Doctor of Natural Sciences (Dr. rer. nat.)

  • 1991
    Habilitation (postdoctoral qualification) in theoretical physics, Darmstadt University of Technology, Germany

  • 1976 – 1980
    Research associate at the Institute of Solid State Research, KFA Jülich, Germany

  • 1980 – 1986
    Research associate at the Max Planck Institute for Solid State Research, Stuttgart, Germany

  • 1983 – 1984
    Postdoctoral associate, Laboratory of Atomic and Solid State Physics, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY, USA

  • 1986 – 1998
    Member of Collaborative Research Centre SFB 252 "Electronic highly correlated metallic materials", Darmstadt–Frankfurt–Mainz, Germany

  • 1986 – 1991
    Senior researcher, Institute of Solid State Physics, Darmstadt University of Technology

  • 1991 – 1996
    Senior researcher, Max Planck Institute for Solid State Research, Stuttgart

  • 1996 – 1998
    Senior researcher, Max Planck Institute for the Physics of Complex Systems in Dresden, Germany

  • Since 1998
    Professor of theoretical physics at Braunschweig University of Technology, Germany

Selected publications

  • Lortz, R. et al.: Calorimetric Evidence for a Fulde-Ferrell-Larkin-Ovchinnikov Superconducting State in the Layered Organic Superconductor κ-(BEDT-TTF)2Cu(NCS)2. In: Phys. Rev. Lett. 99, 2007. S. 187002.

  • Stockert, O. et al.: Nature of the A Phase in CeCu2Si2. In: Phys. Rev. Lett. 92, 2004. S. 136401.

  • Zwicknagl, G., Fulde, P.: The dual nature of 5f electrons and origin of heavy fermions in U compounds. In: J. Phys. Cond. Matter 15, 2003. S. 1911.

  • Zwicknagl, G.: Quasiparticles in heavy fermion systems. In: Adv. Phys. 41, 1992. S. 203.

  • Gunnarsson, O., Zwicknagl, G.: Coulomb Pseudopotential, Screening and Superconductivity in C60. In: Phys. Rev. Lett. 69, 1992. S. 957.

  • Zeyher, R., Zwicknagl, G.: Superconductivity-induced phonon self-energy effects in high-Tc superconductors. In: Z. Phys. B 78, 1990. S. 175.

  • Fulde, P., Keller, J., Zwicknagl, G.: Theory of Heavy-Fermion Systems. In: Solid State Physics, Advances in Research and Applications 41, 1988. S. 1.

  • Zwicknagl, G., Wilkins, J.W.: Measured Width of Superconducting Transition: Quantitative Probe of Macroscopic Inhomogeneities. In: Phys. Rev. Lett. 53, 1984. S. 1276.

  • Buchholtz, L.J., Zwicknagl, G.: Identification of p-wave superconductors. I.: Phys. Rev. B 23, 1981. S. 5788.

  • Zwicknagl, G., Fulde, P.: Theory of the Upper Critical Field Hc2 in Antiferromagnetic Superconductors. In: Z. Phys. B 43, 1981. S. 23.

Membership in scientific bodies/juries

  • Member of the reviewing panel for the World Materials Network of the National Science Foundation (NSF), USA, 2008

  • Member of the reviewing panel for Japanese–German Cooperative Programme on Nanoelectronics of the German Research Foundation (DFG) and Japanese Science and Technology Agency (JST), since 2007

  • Elected referee for the German Research Foundation (DFG Review Board 307 "Physics of Condensed Matter"), 2006 – 2008

  • Vice chair of scientific advisory board, Leibniz Institute for Solid State and Materials Research, Dresden, Germany, since 2003


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