Department of Physics | University of Florida

Peter J. Hirschfeld

Distinguished Professor of Physics
Director of Institute for Fundamental Theory

Web of Science ResearcherID A-6402-2010


Peter Hirschfeld received his Ph.D. in physics from Princeton University in 1985 and held postdoctoral research appointments at the Technical University of Munich and Stanford University/UCSD before joining the faculty at the University of Florida in 1988. He has also served as visiting professor for a semester or more at Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, University of Augsburg, University of Paris-Sud, Stanford University, the University of Frankfurt and Niels Bohr Institute, U. Copehhagen since then. He has supervised 15 Ph.D. students and taught physics at all levels.

Selected Honors:
John Bardeen Prize 2022
University of Florida Term Professor 2016-19, 2021-24
Southeastern Conference Faculty Achievement Award, 2014
Mercator Professorship of Deutsche Physikalische Gesellschaft, 2013-14
University of Florida Teacher/Scholar of the Year 2012-13
University of Florida Col. Allan R. and Margaret G. Crow Term Professorship, 2012-13
University of Florida Research Foundation Professorship, 2007-2009
Fellow of American Physical Society, 2004--
Friedrich-Bessel Prize of Alexander v. Humboldt Foundation, 2001

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