I grew up in Uhwiesen[map] near the rheinfalls[map] in Switzerland. After a matura of humanistic Type A (classical language latin) at the Kantonsschule in Schaffhausen[map], I made a Diploma (BA degree) in Mathematics at the ETH Zürich [map] (Here is a course list). The diploma theses (= senior theses) "On a linked twist map in the Stoermer problem" (scan) was advised by J. Moser. I made my military duties in the Swiss army as a M109 tank driver[map] in the artillery and in the cryptology group. During a postgraduate visit at Technion in Haifa [map] with a Uscher-Wolf fellowship I met my wife Ruth. My theses at the ETH Zürich (born about at the same time as our son Ben) had the title "Spectral, ergodic and cohomological problems in dynamical systems" and was advised by O. Lanford III . After three years in Pasadena [map] at Caltech[map] as a Taussky-Todd instructor, and one year at the University of Arizona [map] in Tucson as a Hanno-Rund visiting assistant professor, I was a Swiss National Science foundation fellow at the University of Texas[map] in Austin. I prolonged my stay at UT [map] for one more year as a Research Eng./Sci. assistant at the Institute for Fusion Studies before coming to Harvard University[map] as a Preceptor in the Mathematics department.

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