Vita

Personal data

  • Date of birth: October 15, 1945 in Rohr (AG) Switzerland
  • Citizenship: Switzerland


Education

  • ETH Zürich, Dr. Sc. Math., 1973
  • University of Konstanz, Habilitation, 1978


Positions

  • Associate Professor of Mathematics, University of Frankfurt, 1978-1979
  • Full Professor of Mathematics, Technische Universität Berlin, 1979-1990
  • Full Professor of Mathematics, University of Zürich, 1990-present


Professional activities

  • Annals of Statistics, Assoc. Editor, 1987-1989
  • Annals of Probability, Assoc. Editor, 1988-1993
  • Probability Theory and Related Fields, Editor-in-chief, 1994-2000
  • Probability Theory and Related Fields, Assoc.Editor, since 2000
  • Schweizerischer Nationalfonds, Member of the Stiftungsrat, since 1994
  • Mathematical Research Institute Oberwolfach, Member of Scientific Council, 1995-2002
  • Institute of Mathematics, University of Zürich, Chairman, September 1998-September 2001
  • Ecole d'Eté St. Flour, Member of the Scientific Committee, since 2002
  • EURANDOM Institute, Eindhoven, Member of the Scientific Council, since 2002


Selected invited lectures

  • Congress of the European Mathematical Society, Budapest 1998: Invited Lecture
  • World Congress of the Bernoulli Society, Vienna 1998: Special Invited Lecture
  • World Congress of the Bernoulli Society, Guanajuata, Mexico, 2000: Special Invited IMS Lecture
  • International Congress of Mathematics, Beijing, China, 2002: Invited Lecture