Last update 17.9.1999
Christian V. Hafner was born in Zurich, Switzerland, in 1952. He received his diploma and Ph.D. degree in electrical engineering from the ETH Zurich, in 1975 and 1980 respectively. In 1987 he got his venia legendi for analytical and numerical calculations of electromagnetic fields from the ETH Zurich. In 1999 he was given the title of Professor. He currently is the head of the Computational Optics Group (COG) at the IEF, ETH Zurich.
Since 1976 he was a scientific assistant and lecturer at the ETH Zurich, where he studied different topics of electricity and magnetism. Since 1980 he developed the MMP code for numerical computations of dynamic fields for a large range of applications (electrostatics, guided waves on different structures, scattering, EMC). In addition he works on philosophical and historical concepts of physics and engineering, evolutionary and genetic strategies for optimization, computer graphics and animation, and on 'strange' theories (Chaos theory, fractals in classical electromagnetics, cellular automata for electromagnetics, irregular grid worlds, etc.). For more information, see projects and list of papers.
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