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1957 born in Frankfurt am Main, Germany
1964-67 Visiting public schools and high schools in Frankfurt am Main and Dieburg, Germany.
1976 Finishing high school with the Abitur degree.
1976-81 Studying physics at the Technische Hochschule Darmstadt, Germany.
Title of the Diploma thesis: Markovian Approximations of Robertson's Theory
Supervisor: Prof. Dr. E. Fick
1981-86 Assistant and PhD student of Prof. E. Fick at the Institut für Festköphysik at the Technische Hochschule Darmstadt.
1987 Achieving the degree Dr. rer. nat. (equivalent to a PhD) at the Technische Hochschule Darmstadt.
Title of the thesis: Spatial Pattern Formation due to Ferromagnetic Resonance Instability
1987-96 Post-doc assistant of Prof. H. Thomas at the Institut für Physik at the Universität Basel, Switzerland.
1991 Research fellow at the University of California at San Diego by Prof. H. Suhl. Grant from the Volkswagenstiftung.
1993 Achieving the Habilitation degree (i.e., venia docendi) in Theoretical Physics at the Universität Basel.
Aug.-Sept. 1995 Research guest at the Technische Hochschule Darmstadt by Prof. H. Sauermann.
Feb.-March 1997 Research guest at the University of Tel Aviv by Prof. J. Klafter.
1997/98 Research fellow at the Max-Planck Institut für Strömungsforschung in Göttingen by Prof. T. Geisel.
1998-2007 Software developer in various companies in Basel.
since 2007 Software developer at the Center for Information Sciences and Databases a part of the Biosystems Science and Engineering of the ETH Zürich.

Since 1988 I am married to Dr. Stefanie Stadler. She is working in developmental psychology of music. We have two kids a son (born 1989) and a daughter (born 1991).

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