Franz Schwabl

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Franz Schwabl (born June 24, 1938 in Zell am See ; † August 4, 2009 ) was an Austrian physicist. He was full professor for theoretical physics at the Technical University of Munich .

Schwabl received his doctorate in 1962 at the University of Vienna and completed his habilitation there in 1970. In 1972 he became a private lecturer at the University of Cologne , in 1973 he was a full professor at the Johannes Kepler University in Linz and in 1982 moved to the Technical University of Munich. In 2003, after 21 years, he retired from Chair V for Theoretical Physics.

He worked in the field of magnetic materials. He also investigated structure formation in driven, dissipative non-equilibrium systems as well as ferroelastics and ferroelectrics.

Schwabl wrote well-known textbooks on quantum mechanics and statistical mechanics , which were published in German and English.

With him were u. a. Barbara Drossel and the Walter Schottky Prize winner Reinhard Folk .


  • Lifetime of the phonons. Dissertation, Vienna 1962.
  • Hydrodynamic excitations of the ferromagnet. Habilitation thesis, Vienna 1970.
  • Quantum mechanics. 7th edition. Springer, Berlin et al. 2007, ISBN 978-3-540-73674-5 .
  • Quantum mechanics for advanced students. 5th edition. Springer, Berlin et al. 2008, ISBN 978-3-540-85075-5 .
  • Statistical Mechanics. 3. Edition. Springer, Berlin et al. 2006, ISBN 3-540-31095-9 .
  • about 150 articles in professional journals

Individual evidence

  1. Neutron scatterers lose with Prof. Dr. Franz Schwabl an outstanding theorist. on the website of the Technical University of Munich, August 11, 2009, accessed on August 8, 2016


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