Institut für Theoretische Physik

Institut für Theoretische Physik Arbeitsgruppe Halbleiterphysik

Curriculum Vitae

Date of birth November 13, 1945
PLace of birth Fallingbostel (Lower Saxony)
High School Ernst-Moritz-Arndt-Gymnasium, Osnabrück until 1964
since 1971 married to Christiane Richter-Landsberg
two children: K. Benjamin (1978) and J. Sebastian (1982)
1981 Adoption by Herbert und Nancy Hollomon
in Brookline, Massachusetts, USA
University education
1964-1968 Study of Physics in Göttingen and Birmingham, England
1968 Physics diploma (Prof. Dr. Gerhart Lüders, Theory of Superconductivity)
1968-1971 PhD student with Prof. Dr. Siegfried Grossmann, University of Marburg
1971 Dr. rer. nat. (Theory of Phase Transitions)
Appointments
1971-1973 Assistant at the Institute for Theoretical Physics, University of Marburg
1973-1977 Research assistant of Prof. Dr. Manfred Eigen, Max-Planck-Institut for Biophysical Chemistry, Göttingen
1977-1979 Research Fellow with Prof. John Ross, Department of Theoretical Chemistry, Massachusetts Institute of Technology,
Cambridge, Massachusetts
1979-1980 Visiting Scientist, Department of Theoretical Chemistry
Stanford University, California
1980-2011 Professor of Theoretical Physics, University of Bremen
1981-2002 Member of the Institute for Dynamical Systems, University of Bremen
1985-1986 Guest Professor, Physics Department, Boston University, Massachusetts
since 2011 Wilhelm und Else Heraeus - Seniorprofessor
Organisation of international Events
May 1977 Dynamics and Regulation of Evolving Systems, Schloss Elmau, with I. Pecht, Rehovot, and T. Jovin, Göttingen
Jan. 1987 Fractals, Oberwolfach, with B. B. Mandelbrot and H.-O. Peitgen
March-June 1988 Dynamical Systems and Fractals, Max-Planck-Institute for Mathematics, with H.-O. Peitgen
Sept. 2000 Annual Meeting of the Astronomial Society, Bremen
Research
1968-1973 Solid state physics, Statistical physics, Phase transitions, Laser theory
1973-1977 Theory of Evolution, Network theory of the immune response, Structure formation in biology, the golden section in phyllotaxis chemical reaction kinetics
1977-1982 Systems far off equilibrium, efficiency of cycles
Oscillations in chemistry and biology, Glykolysis, Synchronisation
1983-1990 Fractals: Julia and Mandelbrot sets Chaos in classical mechanics: double pendulum, golden section, scattering chaos
since 1990 Integrable systems: calculation of actions for Euler, Lagrange, and Kovalevskaya tops, spherical pendulum, ellipsoidal billiards, Neumann systems, and for the problem of two centers.
Chaos in celestial mechanics, in billiard systems, and in rigid body dynamics.
Mathematical physics: (hyper-)elliptic integrals and functions, θ-functions.
Theory of relativity
Calendar systems
Lorenz Chaos
Honorary appointments
1990-1998 President of the amateur astronomical Olbers Society, Bremen
1992-2002 Speaker of the Graduate School "Complex Dynamical Systems"
2002-2005 Vice President for Teaching Affairs, University of Bremen
Hobbies

Philosophy, Astronomy, History of sciences, Violin, Popularization of science, Chinese language and culture