Prof. Rudolf Grimm

Contact Information

Born 10 Nov 1961, Mannheim (Germany)

Scientific Education
1980 – 1986   Study of physics (diploma), Univ. of Hannover, Germany
1986 – 1989   PhD student, ETH Zurich, Switzerland

Career History
1986 – 1989   Research and Teaching Assistant, ETH Zurich, Switzerland
1989 – 1990   Visiting scientist, Inst. of Spectroscopy, Troitsk/Moscow, USSR
1990 – 2000   Researcher, Max-Planck-Inst. for Nuclear Physics, Heidelberg, Germany
1994 – 2000   Lecturer at Univ. of Heidelberg, Germany
2000 – now    Professor of Experimental Physics, Univ. of Innsbruck, Austria
2003 – now    Research Director at IQOQI, Austrian Acad. Sciences

Professional Activities
2005 – 2008   Dean of the Faculty for Mathematics, Computer Science and Physics at Innsbruck University
2005 – 2008   Co-Editor Europhys. Lett.
2005 – 2007   European Physical Society, Atomic and Molecular Physics Division (AMOPD), Committee member
2005 – 2011   Board member (deputy for experimental physics), Austrian Science Fund FWF
2006 – 2009   Head of the Center for Quantum Physics, Univ. of Innsbruck
2009 – 2013   Head of Innsbruck Physics Research Center, Univ. of Innsbruck
2012 – 2014   Managing Director of IQOQI Innsbruck
2014 – now    Speaker of the International Advisory Board, Kazan Federal University, Russia
2017 – now    Head of the Institute of Experimental Physics, Univ. of Innsbruck

Awards/Honors
1989   Silver medal for outstanding PhD thesis, ETH Zurich
1996   Gerhard-Hess-Award of the German Research Foundation (DFG)
2005   elected Corresponding Member of the Austrian Academy of Sciences
2005   Wittgenstein Award
2005   “Austrian” of the Year (area of research)
2006   elected Full Member of the Austrian Academy of Sciences
2006   Beller Lectureship Award of the American Physical Society
2007   Fellow of the American Physical Society
2008   Science Prize of the State of Tyrol (Tiroler Landespreis für Wissenschaft)
2009   Frew Fellowship (Australian Academy of Science)
2010   Austrian Scientist of the Year 2009, elected by the Austrian Club of Education and Science Journalists
2018   Faddeev medal (American Physical Society and European Research Committee on Few-Body Problems in Physics)