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Curriculum Vitae

Name:Hans Ritter
Date of Birth:19 May 1945
Place of Birth:Bern (Switzerland)
Martial status:married to Susanne Ritter (maiden name Forter) since 6 April 1972

Education and employment:

1952-1957 5 yrs of elementary school, Muttenz (Switzerland)

1957-1961 4 yrs of secondary modern school, Muttenz

1961- 1965 4 yrs of grammar school (Mathematisch-Naturwissenschaftliches Gymnasium), Basel, (Switzerland)

April 1965 school leaving examination and matriculation at the University of Basel, studied physics, mathematics and astronomy

April 1967 first diploma examination in physics, mathematics and astronomy

1969-1970 diploma thesis at the Institute for Theoretical Physics in Basel. Supervisor: Prof. K. Alder; subject: Semi-classical theory of Coulomb - excitation including multipole-multipole interaction

October 1970 final diploma examination in theoretical physics, experimental physics and mathematics

October 1970 -
April 1972
research assistant at the University Observatory in Basel

April 1972 -
June 1978
graduate student and post-doctoral student at the University Observatory in Hamburg-Bergedorf (Germany)

1974- 1977 doctoral dissertation on stellar structure and evolution; supervisor: Prof. Dr. A. Weigert; topic: the formation of cataclysmic binaries; title of dissertation: Untersuchungen zur Entwicklungsgeschichte Kataklysmischer Doppelsterne

July 1977 graduation

October 1977 -
November 1977
guest scientist at the Max-Planck-Institut für Physik und Astrophysik in Munich (Germany)

June 1987 -
May 1984
post graduate at the Max-Planck-Institut für Physik und Astrophysik in Munich/Garching

June 1984 -
February 1989
research position at the University Observatory Munich

July 1986 Habilitation at the Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität Munich with a thesis entitled: Das Massenspektrum der Weißen Zwerge in Kataklysmischen Doppelsternen

Since March
staff member at the Max-Planck-Institut für Astrophysik in Garching (Germany)

July 1989 granted the venia legendi and appointed Privatdozent by the Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität Munich

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