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Department of Physics

Head of the Group


1988—1993 Physics and Mathematics studies
University of Cologne
1993 Diploma in Physics
University of Cologne (with T. Nattermann)
1995—1996 Research Associate
UC San Diego (with T. Hwa)
1996 PhD (Dr. rer. nat.)
University of Cologne (with T. Nattermann)
Thesis: Topological Order and Glassy Properties of Flux Line Lattices in Disordered Superconductors
1997—2000 PostDoc
Argonne National Laboratory (with V.M. Vinokur)
2000—2007 Group Leader
at the Max Planck Institute of Colloids and Interfaces
Department Theory & Bio-Systems (R. Lipowsky)
2006 Habilitation
University of Potsdam
Thesis: Strings and Filaments: From Vortices to Biopolymers
10/2006—3/2007 Visiting Professor (Lehrstuhlvertretung)
Saarland University
since 10/2007 Professor (W2)
TU Dortmund, Department of Physics