Peter Grünberg 1939–2018

Peter Grünberg during the 58th Lindau Meeting in 2008. Photo/Credit: Christian Flemming/Lindau Nobel Laureate Meetings

We mourn the loss of Nobel Laureate Peter Grünberg, who sadly passed away at the age 78 last week. The German physicist received the Nobel Prize in Physics 2007 together with Albert Fert for discovering a new physical effect: Giant Magnetoresistance. He studied in Frankfurt and Darmstadt and carried out research at Carleton University in Ottawa, Canada, before returning to Germany to join the Institute for Solid State Physics at Forschungszentrum Jülich in 1972, where he was a leading researcher until his retirement.

Peter Grünberg participated in the Lindau Nobel Laureate Meetings three times. The Council and the Foundation Lindau Nobel Laureate Meetings would like to express their regret and offer Peter Grünebrg’s Family their condolences.

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