Professor at the Stanford Linear Accelerator Center and, by courtesy, of Physics, Stanford University , Stanford, CA, USA.
Experimental particle physics, electron scattering; engaged in the H1 experiment at the HERA electron-positron collider in Hamburg, Germany; gravitational wave research and space-based studies of x-ray and gamma-ray astronomy.
Alexander von Humboldt Senior Scientist Award, 1982.
W.K.H. Panofsky Prize, 1989.
1990 Nobel Prize in Physics, with Jerome I. Friedman and Henry W. Kendall, "for their pioneering investigations concerning deep inelastic scattering of electrons on protons and bound neutrons, which have been of essential importance for the development of the quark model in particle physics."