Günter Robert Scharf, Full Professor
|1970-2006||Physics Department||University of Zurich (UZH)|
Area:Quantum Field Theory, Causal Perturbation Theory, Spin Waves, Lasers, inearized Boltzmann transport equation
Prof. Dr. Günter Scharf (*September 19, 1938, Nordhausen, Germany, †August 16, 2020, near Zürich, Switzerland).
Günter Robert Scharf enrolled in 1958 at the University of Göttingen to study physics, and went to the University of Giessen in the following year. The fact that Scharf lost a leg in a tragic accident never stopped him from continuing his scientific career; thanks to a foreign exchange scholarship, Scharf was able to continue his studies at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zürich (ETHZ), where he wrote his diploma thesis under the supervision of Prof. Dr. Res Jost in 1962.
In 1965, Günter Scharf finished his Ph.D. thesis "Fastperiodische Potentiale" under the supervision of Prof. Dr. Armin Thellung (1924-2003), who was one of the last Ph.D. students and assistants of Wolfgang Pauli.
Scharf was a full professor at the University of Zürich from 1970 till 2006.
Günter Scharf has written three books: