Member of the Berlin-Brandenburg-Academy of Science and Humanities (BBAW), Hon. Professor at Humboldt University (HU) zu Berlin, and Director emeritus of Max Born Institute (MBI) for Short Pulse Spectroscopy & Nonlinear Optics, Berlin
1967 Diploma in Physics, University of Freiburg/Br., 1969 Dr. rer.nat. ibid.
Academic career: 1969Assistant, University of Mainz; 1970Assoc. Professor, University of Kaiserslautern; 1978Full Professorof Experimental Physics, Freie Universi鋞(FU) Berlin; 1986- 1993Full Professorof Physics, University of Freiburg/Br., 1992-2009Director, MBI; 1993- 2009University Professor(C4-S) Physics, FU-Berlin; 2010-2016Senior Professor/Advisorfor teachers education at HU-Berlin; since 2018Honorary Professorat HU-Berlin. More than 330 peer reviewed publications and textbooks on Atomic, Molecular & Optical Physics, and Ultrafast Dynamics. Extended research periods in foreign laboratories: in UK, USA, France.
Science administration (selection): 1992-2009Speaker, Non-University Research Institutes, Berlin- Adlershof (IGAFA); 1995-1998First President, Leibniz association;Editor in Chief1986-1997 Zeitschr.f. Physik D, Atoms, Molecules & Clusters, 1998-2003 The European Physical Journal D; 1998-2000 Undersecretary of State for Science and Research, in the Land Berlin; 2011-2015Coordinator, Study-Group (German Physical Society, DPG) on Teachers Education and Physics in Secondary Schools; since 2012Representativeof the BBAW at the German National MINT Forum.
Honours: 1995 The James Franck Memorial Lecture, Israelien Academy of Science and Humanities, Jerusalem; since 1997Memberof the BBAW; since 2001Honorary ProfessorUniversity of Potsdam; 2004Cross of merit first class, Federal Republic of Germany; since 2018Honorary Professorat HU-Berlin.