In recognition for his outstanding contributions in an unusually wide range of fields of theoretical physics
Prof. Dr. Richard Prangehas been awarded the Martin-Gutzwiller-Fellowship 2001
of the Max Planck Institute for the Physics of Complex Systems.
From early work in particle and nuclear physics Richard Prange moved on to the emerging field of condensed matter where he worked on tunneling of superconducting electron pairs (1963 with Ferrell), formulated a transport theory for metals taking into account the electron-phonon interaction explicitly (with Kadanoff 1964), made an important contribution to surface impedance occuring for metals in an applied magnetic field (with Nee 1967), and developed in a series of papers a local-band theory of ferromagnetism (together with Korenman, 1977-79) where he tried to unify localized and delocalized properties of electrons.
Prof. Prange's talk on April 2, 2001