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Curriculum Vitae

Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. mult. Jürgen Kurths

(*11.03.1953)


Academic Training & Professional Experience

1975 

 

Diploma in Mathematics, University of Rostock

1975 – 1983

 

Scientist, Central Institute for solar-terrestrial Physics, Academy of Sciences, Berlin (East Germany)

1983      

 

Dr.rer.nat. (PhD) at the Academy of Sciences, Berlin, Germany

1984 – 1990

 

Scientist, Central Institute for Astrophysics, Academy of Sciences, Potsdam (East Germany)

1990 – 1991

 

Project leader at the Institute for Astrophysics, Potsdam (Germany)

1991  

 

Habilitation: Theoretical Physics, University Rostock, Germany

1992 – 1996

 

Director of the working group „Nonlinear Dynamics“ of the Max-Planck-Gesellschaft

1994 – 2008

 

Founding Director of the  Interdisciplinary Centre “Dynamics of Complex Systems” at the University Potsdam

1994 – 2008

 

Full Professor (C4) for Theoretical Physics/Nonlinear Dynamics at the University Potsdam

2009 - 2017

 

6th Century Chair for Complex Systems Biology (part time), King´s College, University of Aberdeen (UK)

Since 2008

 

Chair of Research Domain: Transdisciplinary Concepts and Methods, Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research

Since 2008

 

Full Professor for Nonlinear Dynamics, Institute of Physics, Humboldt

Universität zu Berlin


Other Professional Service Activities

2000 – 2001

 

Vice-President for Research and International Relations, at the University

Potsdam

1998 – 2010

 

Vice-Speaker of Sonderforschungsbereich 555 „Komplexe Nichtlineare Prozesse“ (DFG)

1999 – 2009

 

President of the Leibniz-Kolleg Potsdam

2000 – 2005

 

President of the European Geophysical Union for the Division Nonlinear Processes in Geophysics

2000 – 2008

 

Coordinator of the Profilbereich “Komplexe Systeme” at the University Potsdam

2001 – 2007

 

Co-Coordinator of Schwerpunktprogramm 1114 “Time Series Analysis and Image Processing” (DFG)

Since 2001

 

Organizational Board “Experimental Chaos Conference”

2003 – 2006

 

Speaker of the Research Group “Conflicting Rules in Cognitive Science” (DFG)

2004 – 2009

 

Member of the steering committee of the Network of Excellence BIOSIM (EU)

2007 – 2011

 

Member of the steering committee of GoFORSYS, Centre for Systems Biology, University Potsdam

2010 - 2014

 

Member of the Advisory Board of Funding Program for World-Leading Innovative R&D on Science and Technology – FIRST (Japan)

2010 - 2016

 

PI at Bernstein Center for Computational Neuroscience Berlin

2011 – 2020

 

Speaker of the International Research and Training Group (IRTG 1740): Dynamical and Transport Phenomena on Complex Networks (Germany and Brazil, DFG&FAPESP)

Since 2013

 

Member of the Scientific Advisory Board of the Max Planck Institute for Physics of Complex Systems, Dresden

Since 2016

 

Elected Member of the Review Board, German Science Foundation

2016 - 2017

 

Chairman Physikalische Gesellschaft zu Berlin(PGzB)

Since 2016

 

Chapman Professor, University of Alaska Fairbanks

Since 2016

 

Honorary Professor, Northwestern Polytechnical University, Xi’an (China)

Since 2018

 

Member of the Scientific Advisory Board of the MPI for Molecular Physiology



Awards and Nominations

2000     

 

Fellow of the American Physical Society

2005     

 

Award Computers in Cardiology Challenge

2005

 

Alexander von Humboldt Research Award from CSIR (India)

2008

 

Honory Doctorate from Lobatschevsky University, Nizhny Novgorod, Russia

2010     

 

 Member of the Academia Europaea

2011     

 

Honorary Professor, University Potsdam

2012

 

Guest Professor, Southeast University, Nanjing

2012

 

Honorary Doctorate from State University, Saratov

2013     

 

Lewis Fry Richardson Medal of the European Geosciences Union

2015

 

Burgers Visiting Professor and Burgers Lecture, University of Maryland

2017, 2018

 

Highly Cited Researcher (WoS)

2017

 

Honorary Professor, King´s College, University of Aberdeen

2018

 

Honorary Professor, Tianjin University (China)

2018

 

Honorary Professor, Huaqiao University, Xiamen (China)



Member of Board of Journals and Book Series

2000-2011

 

Int. Journal Bifurcation & Chaos

Since 2012

 

Honory board member of Int. J. Bif.&Chaos

Since 2003 

 

Springer Series of Complexity

Since 2005

 

Nonlinear Processes in Geophysics, Executive Editor

2008-2013

 

Philosophical Transaction of the Royal Society A:   Mathematical, Physical and Engineering Sciences

Since 2009

 

European Journal Physics, Special Topics

Since 2011

 

PLoS ONE

Since 2012

 

European Journal Physics, Nonlinear Biomedical Physics

Since 2015

 

Europhysics Letters

Since 2016

 

CHAOS, Editor-in-Chief

Since 2017

 

AIMS Geosciences

Since 2017

 

Advanced Theory and Simulations


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