@ Institute of Physics in Amsterdam
Peter Schall is Professor in Physics at the Institute of Physics in Amsterdam, The Netherlands. Previously he was a Humboldt fellow in the Department of Engineering and Applied Sciences at Harvard University (Cambrigde, U.S.A), after he obtained his PhD in physics at the RWTH Aachen (Germany) in 2002. His work in experimental soft matter physics aims at revealing fundamental statistical mechanics principles of out-of-equilibrium and glassy systems, nanomechanics and nanomaterials. In recognition of his work, he was awarded competitive Vidi (in 2006) and Vici fellowships (in 2014) of the Netherlands Organization for Scientific Research (NWO). He is part of the editorial board of the European Physics journal EPJE, and editor of the new book series “Soft Condensed Matter and Biophysics” (Springer).