Curriculum Vitae

  Main Fields of Interest:


Mathematical Physics, Quantum-Hall System
Information Theory, Data Compression
e-Teaching, e-Learning




1959 -- 1964

Study of Physics and Mathematics at ETH-Zürich, Dipl.-Phys.

1967 at ETH-Zürich under the guidance of Prof. Res Jost

1967 -- 1968

Postdoctoral Fellow, Dept. of Chemistry, Northwestern University, Evanston, Il., USA

1968 -- 1971

Postdoctoral Fellow and Assistent Professor, Dept. of Physics, University of Pittsburgh, Penn., USA

1971 -- 1972

Maitre de Conférence Associé, Université Aix-Marseille und Centre de Physique Théorique, Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique, Marseille, France

1972 -- 1983

Prof. of Theoretical Physik, Department of Physics, Freie Universität Berlin

1982 -- 2008

Prof. of Mathematics, Department of Mathematics, Berlin University of Technology

Since 2007

Founder and Managing Director of integral-learning GmbH



1978 -- 1979

Organisation of the "Einstein Symposium" in Berlin, together with Prof. Hermann, Profs. Nelkowski, Poser and Schrader

1979 -- 1981

Organisation of the International Congress of Mathematical Physics, Berlin 1981


Organisation of the Section "Quantendynamics" at the International Conference on Mathematical Physics in Boulder, Colorado


Organisation of the Section Mathematical Physics in the annual meeting of the German Mathematical Society DMV, Member of the Editorial Board, Journal of Mathematical Physics

1992 -- 1999

Head of the project: Cooperation between Mathematicians of the GUS and Germany, supported by the Volkswagen Stiftung

1992 -- 2003 

Head of sub-project in the Sonderforschungsbereich 288 "Differential Geometry and Quantum Physics"

1998 -- 2000

Chairman of the Department of Mathematics, Berlin University of Technology

1998 -- 2001

Participation in the development of the standard JPEG2000

1998 -- 2002

Director of the company AlgoVision Technology GmbH, Berlin

2000 -- 2003

Scientific Advisor of the company AlgoVision Mediatec GmbH, Berlin, responsible for R+D

2001 -- 2004

Head of the project Multimedial Mathematical Education for Engineers" (Cooperation between Berlin University of Technology, Munich University of Technology, Aachen University of Technology and University Potsdam),
funded by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research within the programme ``New Media in Education'' ("Mumie")

2002 -- 2005

Co-Management of the project "MOSES -- Mobile Service for Students" TU Berlin
funded by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research within the programme ``Notebook-University'' ("Moses")

2003 -- 2005

IAMP -- International Association of Mathematical Physics
Member of the Executive Committee ("IAMP")

2004 -

Associate Editor - Advances in Mathematics and Mathematical Physics


  Extended scientific visits:


California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, USA
Institute des Hautes Etudes Scientifiques, Bures-sur-Yvette, Frankreich
ETH Zürich, Schweiz
Princeton University, Princeton, USA
Technion Haifa, Israel
University of California at Berkeley, USA
Steklov Inst. St. Petersburg, Russia
Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton, USA




Several Minerva projects
Academy fellowship of the Volkswagenstiftung
Several DFG projects
Erasmus and Socrates programmes
Procope Programme
Several INTAS projects
Project supported by the Academy of Berlin
Member of Research Center "Mathematics for Key Technologies" (DFG)
Several ESF projects
Several e-Learning projects