Richard Ernst is appointed associate professor at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zurich.

Richard Ernst is appointed professor of Physical Chemistry at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zurich. He continues his research on nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy, fourier spectroscopy, and stochastic nuclear magnetic resonance.

Richard Ernst moves to the United States and works as a researcher at Varian Associates, Instrument Division. He works on the development of Fourier-transform NMR, noise decoupling, and computer methods.

Richard Ernst starts primary school in Winterthur.

Richard Ernst starts secondary school (Oberrealschule) in Winterthur.

Richard Ernst gains his doctoral degree from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zurich. He studies under Prof. Hans Primas and Prof. Dr. Hs.H. Günthard and develops research on NMR spectroscopy stochastic RF fields and on the construction of an optimum nuclear magnetic resonance sensor.

Richard Ernst starts secondary school (Gymnasium) in Winterthur.

Richard Ernst is appointed professor at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zurich.

Richard Ernst is appointed assistant professor at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zurich.

Richard Ernst is born in Winterthur (Switzerland) to architect Robert Ernst and Irma Ernst-Brunner.

Richard Ernst receives his bachelors degree from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zurich where he studied Chemistry.

Richard Ernst marries Magdalena Kielholz (teacher) in Zurich. They have three children: Anna Magdalena (1964); Katharina Elisabeth (1967); Hans-Martin Walter (1972).

Richard Ernst works as a researcher at the Laboratory of Physical Chemistry, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zurich.

Richard Ernst receives the Nobel Prize in Chemistry for for his contributions to the development of the methodology of high resolution nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) spectroscopy.

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