Prof. Em. Dr. Peter Truöl, Professor Emeritus for Elementary Particle Physics, has passed away
We mourn for our colleague, friend and mentor Peter Truöl, who died after a short serious illness on March 22th at the age of 80 years.
Peter Truöl was Professor for Elementary Particle Physics at our institute from 1971 to 2006. Here he initiated the transition of experimental research from medium-energy to high-energy physics. With his research group he participated in experiments at PSI, DESY and CERN and also in Berkeley, Los Alamos, Brookhaven. More
Research at the Physik-Institut covers both experimental and theoretical physics. Experimental activities include the physics of biological systems, nanometer structures and surface physics, fundamental properties of materials and high-temperature superconductivity as well as accelerator and non-accelerator based elementary-particle and astroparticle physics. Theoretical research concentrates on precision calculations of processes in quantum chromodynamics and on fundamental aspects of high-energy physics.
Erwin Schrödinger invented his famous equation during the time he was a professor for theoretical physics at our University and received the Nobel prize for his achievements in 1933. Solutions to Schrödinger's equation describe most quantum mechanical features of atomic and molecular systems.