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Thursday, 15 March, 2018

Peter Hänggi receives the Blaise Pascal Medal in Physics


Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. mult. Peter Hänggi

Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. mult. Peter Hänggi

In recognition of his pioneering and lasting contributions on the beneficial role of fluctuations in statistical mechanics in and away from thermal equilibrium, NIM scientist Prof Dr Dr h.c. mult. Peter Hänggi receives the Blaise Pascal Medal in Physics 2018 awarded by the European Academy of Science.

In the Laudation, the Opens external link in new windowEuropean Academy of Science (EurASC) writes about Professor Hänggi from the University of Augsburg:
“Professor Opens external link in new windowPeter Hänggi presents a most visible flagship that changed our perception of noise. He has developed the theoretical tools to study classical and quantum Stochastic Resonance by which ambient noise is used to boost weak signals/information rather than hampering those. He also is the founder of the area of “Brownian motors”, i.e. Brownian noise fueled devices, which in combination with non-equilibrium forces shuttle, separate and direct cargo on micro- and nanoscales. In addition, he is well known for his outstanding pivotal developments to relativistic thermodynamics and to the foundations of quantum thermodynamics.”

The Blaise Pascal Medal is awarded annually since 2003 to recognize an outstanding and demonstrated personal contribution to science and technology. Its aim is to promote excellence in research and education.
The European Academy of Science is a non-profit and non-governmental organization to bring together the most distinguished scholars and engineers in research and development of advanced technologies. Providing a platform for scientific transboundary co-operations, the EurASc wants to unite the best European Scientists with a vision for Europe as a whole to strengthen the European Science. (IA)

Prof Dr Dr h.c. mult. Peter Hänggi
Physics Department
Universität Augsburg
Universitätsstr. 1
86135 Augsburg

Phone: +49 (0)821-598-3250

E-mail: Opens window for sending emailHanggi(at)physik.uni-augsburg.de 

Web: Opens external link in new windowwww.physik.uni-augsburg.de/theo1/hanggi/


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