Klaus Mainzer - Biography#

Prof. Dr. Klaus Mainzer studied mathematics, physics and philosophy. Received Ph.D. in 1973 and habilitation in 1979. He worked as an assistant and lecturer (1973-1979) at the university of Münster. Received Heisenberg-scholarship (1980).

1981-1988 professor for foundations and history of exact sciences at the University of Constance, vice-president of the university of Constance (1985-1988).

Between 1988-2008 chair for philosophy of science, dean (1999-2000), director of the Institute of Philosophy (1989-2008) and of the Institute of Interdisciplinary Informatics (1998-2008) at the University of Augsburg.

Since 2008 chair for philosophy of science and technology, director of the Carl von Linde-Academy and member of the advisory board of the Institute for Advanced Study at the Technical University of Munich

Member of several academies and interdisciplinary organizations (Academia Europaea ), coeditor of international scientific journals; guest-professor in Brazil, China, India, Japan, Korea, Russia, USA, and the European Union.

Author of internationally translated books, e.g.: Symmetries of Nature (1996); Thinking in Complexity. The Computational Dynamics of Matter, Mind, and Mankind (5th enlarged edition 2007); The Little Book of Time (2002); Symmetry and Complexity. The Spirit and Beauty of Nonlinear Science (2005).

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