Ernst G. Bauer

Ernst G. Bauer ( born 1928 ) is a German - American physicist.

Bauer received at the Ludwig- Maximilians- University of Munich the diploma in physics in 1953 and his doctorate in 1955. 1958 he moved to the Michelson Laboratory in China Lake (California ) where he was Head of the Crystal Physics Branch and also a citizen of the United States. In 1969 he became Professor and Director of the Physics Institute of the Technical University of Clausthal. Bauer 1991 Distinguished Research Professor at Arizona State University, where he worked until 1996 part-time to his place in Germany. Since 1996, he is only at Arizona State University.

Bauer conducts research in the field of epitaxy and the thin layers. In 1962 he invented the low-energy electron microscope ( engl. Low Energy Electron Microscope ( LEEM ) ).