Vita

Personal Data

  • Date of birth: 19 June 1945
  • Citizenship: Basel, Switzerland
  • Marital status: married, four children (born 1970, 1974, 1976, 1981), four grand-children (born 2010, 2013, 2013, 2015)


Education

  • Primary School in Ettingen, 1951-1956
  • Secondary School in Therwil, 1957-1960
  • Apprentice in Mechanical Design at F. Sauter AG in Basel, 1961-1962
  • Mathematisch-Naturwissenschaftliches Gymnasium in Basel, Matura Typus C, 1963-1966
  • Studies in Mathematics with Minors Physics and Astronomie at the University of Basel, Diploma in Mathematics, 1966-1971
  • Personal Assistant of Professor A.M.Ostrowski, 1968-1971
  • PhD Thesis in Commutative Algebra, under Direction of Professor W. Habicht, University of Basel, Dr. Phil. II, summa cum laude, 1971-1974
     

Positions

  • Post Doctoral Assistant at the Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, Research Group of Profesor M. André, 1974-1976
  • Post Doctoral Fellow (SNF) at the Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität in Münster/Germany, Research Group of Professor H.J. Nastold, 1977-1978
  • Post Doctoral Fellow (SNF) at Brandeis University, Waltham Mass./USA, Research Group of Professor D. Eisenbud, 1978-1979
  • Post Doctoral Fellow at the Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität in Münster, Research Group of Professor H.J. Nastold, Habilitation, 1979-1980
  • Lecturer at the University of Basel, 1980-1983
  • Junior Research Associate at the Forschungsinstitut ETH, 1981
  • Oberassistent at the University of Zürich, 1982-1992
  • Associate Professor at the University of Zürich, 1992-2005
  • Full Professor at the University of Zürich 2005-2010