Dieter Vollhardt

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Dieter Vollhardt is a condensed-matter theorist with experience in correlated electron systems, magnetism, disorder, and normal and superfluid helium-3. After receiving his doctoral degree in 1979 from the University of Hamburg, Germany, he was a Research Associate and Heisenberg-Fellow at the Max Planck Institute for Physics and Astrophysics (Heisenberg Institute) in Munich, and then Professor and Director at the Institute of Theoretical Physics at the RWTH Aachen University. He held a Chair in Theoretical Physics at the University of Augsburg until 2018. Since then he has been Professor Emeritus at the Center for Electronic Correlations and Magnetism, University of Augsburg.


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