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Curriculum Vitae

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


Curriculum Vitae


1975 Diploma in Mathematics, University Rostock
1975-1983 Scientist, Central Intitute for solar-terrestrial Physics, Acadamy of Sciences, Berlin (East Germany)
1983 Dr.rer.nat. (PhD)

Scientist, Central Institute for Astrophysics, Acadamy of Sciences, Potsdam

Project leader at the Institute for Astrophysics, Potsdam
1991 Habilitation (Theoretical Physics), University Rostock
1992-1996 Director of the working group "Nonlinear Dynamics" of the Max-Planck Gesellschaft
1994-2008 Full Professor (C4) for Theoretical Physics/Nonlinear Dynamics at the University Potsdam
since 2008 S-Professur "Non-linear Dynamics" at the Mathematic-Scientific Faculty I of the Humboldt-Universität Berlin
since 2008 Chair of the Research Domain Transdisciplinary Concepts and Methods at the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research
since 2009 Sixth Century Chair in Nonlinear Systems Biology at the University of Aberdeen


Awards and Nominations




2000 Fellow of the American Physical Society



Award Computers in Cardiology Challenges

Alexander-von-Humboldt Research Award from CSIR (India)

2007 Calls for chairs at Universities Aberdeen and Glasgow
2008 Honorary Doctorate from Lobachevsky University Nizhny Novgorod, Russia
2010 Member of the Academia Europaea
2011 Honorary Professor at the University Potsdam
2011 Speaker of the International Research and Training Group "Dynamical Phenomena in Complex Networks" IRTG 1740 (DFG - FAPESP) with Humboldt University and University of Sao Paulo
2012 Guest Professor, Southeast University, Nanjing
2012 Honorary Doctorate from Chernishevsky State University, Saratov
2012 Member of the Makedonian Academy of Sciences and Arts
2013 Lewis Fry Richardson Medal of the European Geosciences Union



Activities in Scientific Community




1994-2008 Director of the Interdisciplinary Center "Dynamics of Complex Systems" at the University Potsdam
1996-1999 Dean of the Faculty for Mathematics and Science at the University Potsdam
1998-2010 Vicespeaker of the DFG-SFB 555 "Nonlinear Complex Processes"
2000-2005 President of the Section Nonlinear Processes in Geosciences of the European Geoscience Union
2000-2004 Coordinator of the EU Network "Control,Synchronization and Characterization of Spatially Extended Nonlinear Systems"
2001-2007 Co-coordinator of the DFG-SPP 1114 "Time Series Analysis and Image Processing"
2002-2006 Speaker of the DFG-FG "Conflicting Rules in Cognitive Science"
2005-2009 Member steering comittee of the EU-Network of Excellence BIOSIM


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