|Born||November 29, 1950|
|Alma mater||University of Basel, Polytechnic Institute of New York University, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign|
|Known for||Stochastic Resonance|
|Institutions||University of Augsburg|
Peter Hänggi (born November 29, 1950) is a theoretical physicist from Switzerland. He is best known for his original works on Brownian motion and ratchets, stochastic resonance and dissipative systems (classical and quantum).
Notable review papers
The following statement is attributed as Hänggi's Law:
The more trivial your research, the more people will read it and agree.
- The more vital your research, the fewer people will understand it.
- You write a nontrivial paper and you likely will be the only one who will remember it.
- "Curriculum VItae Peter Hänggi" (PDF). Universität Augsburg. Retrieved 2018-09-26.
- Hänggi, Peter; Talkner, Peter; Borkovec, Michal (1990-04-01). "Reaction-rate theory: fifty years after Kramers". Reviews of Modern Physics. 62 (2): 251–341. doi:10.1103/RevModPhys.62.251.
- Gammaitoni, Luca; Hänggi, Peter; Jung, Peter; Marchesoni, Fabio (1998-01-01). "Stochastic resonance". Reviews of Modern Physics. 70 (1): 223–287. doi:10.1103/RevModPhys.70.223.
- Bloch, Arthur (2003). Murphy's Law. Penguin. ISBN 9780399529306.