Prof. Dr. Klaus von Klitzing

Profile

Profession

Physi­cist

Institution

Max Planck Insti­tute for Sol­id State Research
(Stuttgart, Ger­many)

Notable Achievement

Recip­i­ent of the Nobel Prize in Physics 1985
Prof. Dr. Klaus von Klitzing

Words of Support

“There are tal­ents all over the world and the lan­guage of sci­ence does not know bor­ders. Good men­tor­ing is the best way to ask the right questions.”

About

Prof. Dr. Klaus von Klitz­ing is a Ger­man physi­cist and Nobel Lau­re­ate who heads the Depart­ment of Low Dimen­sion­al Elec­tron Sys­tems at the Max Planck Insti­tute for Sol­id State Research in Stuttgart, Ger­many. He has con­duct­ed research stays at the Uni­ver­si­ty of Oxford, the Greno­ble High Mag­net­ic Field Lab­o­ra­to­ry in France, and the IBM Research Lab in the Unit­ed States before serv­ing as pro­fes­sor at the Tech­ni­cal Uni­ver­si­ty of Munich and the Uni­ver­si­ty of Stuttgart. Prof. Dr. von Klitz­ing has won numer­ous pres­ti­gious awards, includ­ing the 1985 Nobel Prize in Physics for his dis­cov­ery of the quan­tized Hall effect. His research areas include exper­i­men­tal semi­con­duc­tor physics, low dimen­sion­al elec­tron sys­tems, nano­electrics, and mol­e­c­u­lar quan­tum structures.