October 2014

curriculum vitae


 Personal  Data:


    Date and Place of Birth:

   1943; Boise, Idaho, USA



    Family Status:

   married to Anna Maria Zippelius


--Institut für Experimentalphysik, Freie Universität Berlin,

  Arnimallee 14, 14195 Berlin,  F.R. Germany 

   [Tel. (49 30) 8385 2648/6141

   e-mail: william.brewer@fu-berlin.de] 

--14163 Berlin, F.R. Germany  [Tel. (+49 30) 8472 1622] 
--White Plains, NY 10606, USA

Present Position:

--Universitätsprofessor, Fachbereich Physik, Freie Universität Berlin

   (retired since Sept. 30, 2008)


-- Dean of the Fachbereich Physik April 2003-Oct. 2005.

--September 1998 - August 2000: Chairman of the PhD Committee,

   Fachbereich Physik 
--April 1995 - April 1997: Dean of the Fachbereich Physik


Past Positions,  Guest Sojourns

--Visiting Scientist, CBPF, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, 1997, 1999,

   2000, 2001, 2005/06; Travel Fellowship from the ICTP Triest, 1999/2000;

   DAAD/CAPES-Fellowship, 2005/06. 

--Visiting Docent, Universidade de São Paulo, Brazil, 1992. 
--Guest Professor, Universiteit Leuven, Belgium, 1989 and 1978. 
--Visiting Scientist, Centre de Récherches sur les très Basses

   Températures, CNRS, Grenoble, France, 1989 and 1985. 
--Visiting Scientist and Consultant, VLSI- Packaging Group, IBM

   Research, Yorktown Heights, NY, USA 1988/89, 1984/85,

--Visiting Scholar, Stanford University/SSRL, USA, 1982/83. 
--Visiting Scientist, Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory, CA, USA,

--Visiting Researcher (CNRS Stipendiat), Laboratoire de Physique

   des Solides, Orsay, France, 1977 and 1973/74. 
--Assistant Professor, Fachbereich Physik, Freie Universität Berlin,

--NSF Postdoctoral Fellow, Freie Universität Berlin, 1970. 
--Research Assistant, Los Alamos National Laboratory, USA, 1965.



--Habilitation, Experimental Physics: Freie Universität Berlin, 1975. 

--PhD, Physical Chemistry: University of California, Berkeley, CA,

   USA, 1970. 
--B.A., Chemistry and Mathematics (Honors): University of Oregon,

   Eugene, OR, USA, 1965. 

Member: Phi Beta Kappa, Sigma Xi, Phi Eta Sigma; Deutsche Physikalische Gesellschaft; NSF Doctoral Fellow, 1965-69; Wm. W. Stout scholar, 1961-65; Crown Zellerbach scholar, 1962-63. 

 Research Fields:

--Magnetism in Metals. Local moments, magnetic coupling in

   ferromagnets and spin glasses. 

--Magnetic thin films and multilayers. 
--Nuclear spin-lattice relaxation in dilute alloys and ferromagnets. 
--Low-temperature nuclear orientation, NMR/ON, In-beam PAD

   and Mössbauer effect. 
--NEXAFS and photoelectron spectroscopy with synchrotron

--Valence instabilities and intermediate valence in rare-earth

--Nuclear moments, parity violation in weak interactions.

 Teaching  experience:

--Lower-division courses in basic physics for majors and non-


--Upper-division courses in introductory quantum mechanics,

   atomic and molecular physics, solid-state and modern physics. 
--Laboratory courses (introductory) for students of physics,

   chemistry, biology, medicine. 
--Research advisor for Master's (Diplom) and teaching degree  

   candidates (ca. 20) and for PhD candidates (ca. 15). 

 Cooperations and collaborations  

 (past and present):

--Prof. D. Riegel , Hahn-Meitner-Institut Berlin 

--Prof. P. Herzog, Inst. für Strahlen- und Kernphysik
   der Universität Bonn 
--Prof. B. Sedlák, Dr. M. RotterDept. of Low Temperature Physics,

   MFF, Charles University, Prague, Czech Republic
S. Frota-Pessôa, Instituto de Física, USP, São Paulo, Brazil 
--Prof. A. Passos Guimarães, Profa. E. Saitovich, CBPF, Rio de

   Janeiro, Brazil

--Dr. H. Bertschat †, Dr. W.-D. Zeitz, HMI Berlin