Prof. Dr. Dieter W. Heermann
Grabengasse 1
69117 Heidelberg
Phone +49 6221 54-19007
Fax +49 6221 54-19009

Personal Aide

Cosima Diehl
Phone +49 6221 54-5059
Fax +49 6221 54-9451

Address of Department

Institute for Theoretical Physics
Philosophenweg 19
69120 Heidelberg
Phone +49 6221 54-9448
Fax +49 6221 54-9331


Curriculum Vitae

Prof. Dr. Dieter W. Heermann

Vice-Rector International Affairs


Personal information

Born: 1955, Cologne


1986 Habilitation, Mainz University
1983 Doctorate, Boston University (USA)
1976-1981 Degrees in Computer Science, Mathematics and Physics, University of Cologne

Academic career

2011 Visiting professor at the Chinese Academy of Sciences
2008-2014 Adjunct professor, The Jackson Laboratory, Maine (USA)
2007-2014 Member of the Institute for Molecular Biophysics, Jackson Lab, Maine (USA)
1993-2001 Member of the DFG Research Training Group "Modeling and Scientific Computing in Mathematics and the Sciences", Heidelberg
1989-present Professor of Theoretical Physics at Heidelberg University
1988-1989 Professor of Theoretical Physics at Wuppertal University
1984-1987 Assistant professor at Mainz University
1984-1987 External member of the Institute for Solid State Physics at the FZ Jülich
1983-1984 Postdoc at the Institute for Solid State Physics at the FZ Jülich

Functions in academic self-administration

since 2013 Vice-Rector International Relations of Heidelberg University
2011-2013 Chairman of the examination committee of the Faculty of Physics and Astronomy
2010-present Member of the senate of Heidelberg University
2008-present Depute chairman of the Heidelberg Graduate School of Mathematical and Computational Methods for the Sciences (HGS MathComp)
2006-present Member of the Committee for the Relationship with US Universities
1998-2000 Co-initiator of the Virtual University Oberrhein (VIROR)
1989-present Member of the extended board of directors of the Interdisciplinary Center for Scientific Computing at Heidelberg University

Memberships and further offices

Member of the German Physical Society (DPG)

Member of the American Physical Society (APS)

Member of the Biophysical Society (BPS)

Scientific Referee for the European Union

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