Klaus Richter is a Professor of Theoretical Physics at the University of Regensburg, Germany. His research interests range from mesoscopic physics, spintronics, and molecular electronics to transport of cold atoms and quantum chaos. He obtained his Ph.D. at the University of Freiburg, Germany, in 1991. After postdoctoral stays at the University Paris-Sud in Orsay (France) and University of Augsburg (Germany) he spent five years as the head of a research group at the Max Planck Institute for the Physics of Complex Systems in Dresden, Germany. In 2001 he took up a Chair in Condensed Matter Theory in Regensburg. He was spokesperson of the German Physical Society’s Division for “Dynamics and Statistical Physics” and is designated spokesperson of its Condensed Matter Section.