ABOUT ME

Mathematics, computer science and medicine. These were the keystones of my scientific life. Initially there was only math, then computer graphics was added and for the last 20 years of my life in the sciences medicine was included. I never left one domain to enter a new one, rather, domains were added and merged. For living a life like it was handed to me a very special place is a necessary prerequisite. I found it in the University of Bremen with its unique entrepreneurial spirit. Here I always had whatever breathing space I needed for my scientific adventures.

I am grateful that I can give back to this extraordinary university: Karin and Heinz-Otto Peitgen Stiftung.  

The theme of this photo by Gayla Chandler visualizes some of my interests during the

period 1985-2015: fractals in mathematics and in nature.

RESEARCH INTERESTS

Mathematics: Algebraic Topology; Nonlinear Functional Analysis; Numerical Analysis; Partial Differential Equations; Functional Differential Equations; Automatic Sequences; Dynamical Systems; Chaos Theory; Mathematics of Finance

Fractal Geometry;

Computer Science: Computer Graphics; Scientific Visualization

Medical Image Computing: Breast Care Innovation; Cardio-Vascular Solutions; 

Individualized Oncology; Lung Care Solutions; 

Liver Diagnosis and Therapy; Minimally-Invasive Interventions; Applicable Image Analysis Solutions; Image Registration; Biophysical Modeling and Simulation; Software Technologies; 

Mathematics Education: Integration of Computers into the Math Classroom; Learning by Discovery

Awards

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EDUCATION & POSITIONS

1965 - 1973, University of Bonn

Studies in Mathematics, Physics and Economy

 

Degrees:

1971 Diplom Mathematik, University of Bonn

1973 Dr. rer. nat., University of Bonn

1976 Habilitation in Mathematics, University of Bonn

2015 Dr.-Ing.h.c., Otto von Guericke University Magdeburg

1973 - 1977

Assistant Professor

University of Bonn

 

1991 - 2012

Professor of Mathematics and Biomedical Sciences

Florida Atlantic University

 

1985 - 1991

Professor of Mathematics

University of California at Santa Cruz

 

1977 - 2012

Professor of Mathematics

University of Bremen

 

2012 -

Professor Emeritus of Mathematics and Biomedical Sciences

Florida Atlantic University

 

2013

President
Jacobs University Bremen

 

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DISTINGUISHED LECTURE SERIES SCI, UNIVERSITY OF UTAH

ICONIC TURN, HUBERT BURDA STIFTUNG

EINFÜHRUNG PETERSBERGER GESPRÄCHE 2015