Erhard Seiler, PhD

Erhard Seiler has a doctorate in physics from Technische Hochschule  München. His postdoctoral fellowships brought him to the Max-Planck-Institut für Physik in Munich, the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton, N.J., and Harvard University.  Later he was an assistant Professor at Princeton University, and since 1979 he has been a permanent research staff member of Max-Planck-Institut für Physik. Dr. Seiler has published over 130 scientific articles and is the author of a monograph on gauge field fheories that was translated into Russian; he is editor and co-author of two collections of essays on fundamental physics.  Appointed by the state of North Rhine-Westphalia, he investigated the safety of their nuclear installations and co-authored the resulting critical review, discovering e.g. the possibility of large power excursions in pebble bed reactors.  His continuing main research interests include quantum field theory, statistical mechanics, lattice gauge theories and the foundations of quantum mechanics.