Geisel, Theo, Prof. Dr. ermeritus

Professor of Theoretical Physics; Director, Max Planck Institute for Dynamics and Self-Organization; Coordinator, Bernstein Center for Computational Neuroscience


  • 2004 – 2013 Founder and Coordinator, Bernstein Center for Computational Neuroscience, Göttingen
  • Since 1996 Director (Director em. since 2016), Max Planck Institute for Dynamics and Self-Organization, Göttingen
  • Since 1996 Professor of Theoretical Physics (em. since 2016), University of Göttingen
  • 1989 – 1996 Professor of Theoretical Physics, University of Frankfurt
  • 1988 – 1989 Professor of Theoretical Physics, University of Würzburg
  • 1983 – 1987 Heisenberg fellow
  • 1975 Dr. rer. nat., University of Regensburg


Major Research Interests

  • Nonlinear dynamics and applications in mesoscopic systems and computational neuroscience
  • Pattern formation in the development of the visual cortex
  • Neuronal synchronization and complex networks
  • Spatiotemporal dynamics of epidemics
  • Chaos and quantum chaos
  • Transport in semiconductor nanostructures

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