Currently alive, at 71 years of age.
1944 – Born on the 20th of March in Landsberg am, Bavaria.
1966 – He was awarded a Fulbright Scholarship to study in the US.
– He spent a year at the University of Wisconsin, and earned a Masters Degree in Biophysics.
1987 – He received the Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz Prize.
1991 – He was awarded the Nobel Prize in Medicine and Physiology.
– He began as a Postdoctoral Asssociate in the laboratory of Charles F. Stevens.