Curriculum Vitae: Jürgen Ehlers (1929 - 2008)

29.12.1929: born in Hamburg
1949 – 1955: Study of physics and mathematics at the University of Hamburg, State examination
1958: Doctorate (Hamburg)
1959: Wissenschaftlicher Assistent of P. Jordan in Hamburg
1961: Teaching position at the University of Kiel, Habilitation (Hamburg)
1962 – 1963: Research Associate, Dept. of Physics, University of Syracuse, New York
1963 – 1964: Lecturer at the University of Hamburg
1964 – 1965: Visiting Associate Professor, Graduate Research Center of the Southwest, Dallas
1965 – 1967: Associate Professor, University of Texas at Austin
1967 – 1971: Professor of Physics, University of Texas at Austin
1969 – 1970: Visiting Professor in Würzburg and Bonn
1970 – 1995: Scientific Member Max Planck Institute for Physics and Astrophysics in Munich, Head of the Gravitational Theory Group, Honorary Professor at the University of Munich
1995 – 1998: Director, Max Planck Institute für Gravitational Physics (Albert Einstein Institute), Potsdam
Since 1999: Emeritus

Memberships

1972 – 1980: Member of the International Committee on General Relativity and Gravitation
Since 1972: Member of the Akademie der Wissenschaften und der Literatur in Mainz
Since 1975: Member of the Deutsche Akademie für Naturforscher Leopoldina, Halle
Since 1976: Member of the International Astronomical Union
Since 1979: Member of the Bayerische Akademie der Wissenschaften, München
Since 1981: Member of the Astronomische Gesellschaft
Since 1983: Honorary Member of the Indian Society for General Relativity and Gravitation
Since 1985: Member of the German Physical Society
1993: Founding Member of the Berlin-Brandenburgische Akademie der Wissenschaften
1995 – 1997: President of the International Society of General Relativity and Gravitation
Since 2005: Honorary Member of the Inter University Centre for Astronomy and Astrophysics (IUCAA) in Pune, India

Honours and Scientific Awards

1961: Award of the Akademie der Wissenschaften und der Literatur in Mainz
2002: Max Planck Medal of the German Physical Society
2005: Alessandro Volta Gold Medal of the University of Pavia, Italy
2007: Commemorative Medal of the Faculty of Mathematics and Physics of Charles University, Prague

 
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