Martin Quack


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Head of Molecular Kinetics and Spectroscopy Group at ETH Zurich (Switzerland).


Professor at ETH Zurich, where he leads the Molecular Kinetics and Spectroscopy Group.

His research interests are in high-resolution spectroscopy, molecular kinetics, fundamental symmetries in physics and chemistry, and parity violation in chiral molecules.

His many honors include the Nernst Haber Bodenstein Prize of the Bunsen Society, the Otto Klung Award of the Free University of Berlin, the Otto Bayer Prize , and the Paracelsus Prize of the Swiss Chemical Society. A member of the Swiss National Research Council from 2002 to 2011 and President of the Bunsen Society for Physical Chemistry in 2011-2012, he holds an honorary doctorate from the University of Göttingen (Germany), is a foreign honorary member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and serves on the Presidium of the German Academy of Sciences (Leopoldina).