Werner Martienssen
Physikalisches Institut
der Universität Frankfurt / Main
Robert Mayer Straße 2-4
D-60054 Frankfurt / Main

Curriculum Vitae

born: 23. Jan. 1926 at Kiel / Germany

school: secondary school emphasizing classical languages at Kiel until 1943

1943 military services at the german navy

1946 - 1950 student of physics, mathematics, chemistry at the University of Würzburg,
later at the University of Göttingen, completed by gaining the diploma in
physics 1950 in Göttingen; Thesis: Wavegroups on the surface of water

1952 Dr. rer. nat. with R. W. Pohl, Göttingen, Thesis: Photochemical reactions in
ionic crystals

1952 - 1959 Wissenschaftlicher Assistent, I. Physikalisches Insitut, Universität Göttingen.
Research activity: Solid state spectroscopy and -photochemistry

1959 Habilitation Universität Göttingen

1959 / 60 visiting-professorship at the Cornell University, Ithaca, N.Y., USA

1960 professorship at the University of Stuttgart, chair for radiation physics

1961 professorship at the University Frankfurt/M., chair for experimental physics
Research activities: Solid state physics, Optics, Chaotic dynamics

1969 - 1986 member and chairman of the Darmstadt/Frankfurt Sonderforschungsbereich:
Solid State Spectroscopy

1987 - 1998 member and chairman (1987 - 1993) of the Frankfurt/Darmstadt/Marburg
Sonderforschungsbereich: Nonlinear Dynamics

1991 Honorary doctorate at the University of Dortmund

1994 Professor emeritus at the University of Frankfurt / Main

1994 - now Editor-in -Chief of the data-collection Landolt-Börnstein, Springer-Verlag, Berlin

1976 - 1978 Vicepresident of the European Physical Society, Geneva

1980 - 1988 Chairman of the physics-section at the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft,
Bad Godesberg; member of the Senat der Deutschen Forschungsgemeinschaft

1984 - 1987 Member of the Wissenschaftsrat, Berlin/Köln

1990 - 1997 Member of the supervisory board of the Deutsche Agentur für Raumfahrt-
Angelegenheiten (DARA), Bonn

since 1988 Member of the supervisory board of the Hahn-Meitner-Institut, Berlin

1988 Order of Merit ( I. class ) of the Federal Republic of Germany

since 1988 Member of the Deutsche Akademie der Naturforscher Leopoldina, Halle;
member of the Presidential Board of the Academy (1992-1999)

since 1989 Member of the Akademie der Wissenschaften zu Göttingen

March 2001 Robert Wichard Pohl Preis,
awarded by the Deutsche Physikalische Gesellschaft

Main Research Fields: Experimental Physics
Materials Science
Quantum Optics
Nonlinear Dynamics and Chaos

It might be mentioned that two of my former coworkers and students are now Nobel-laureates. The one is Gerd Binnig, born 1947 in Frankfurt/M. Gerd Binnig was awarded the Nobel-prize in physics 1986 for the development of the scanning tunneling microscope.. The other one is Horst Störmer, he became Nobel-laureate in physics 1998 for the discovery of a new form of a quantum-fluid with fractionally charged excitations.