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Present address: Otto-von-Guericke-Universität Magdeburg, Institut für Experimentelle Physik, Universitätsplatz 2,D-39106 Magdeburg

1977-1982 Physics studium at Leipzig University (Karl-Marx-Universität Leipzig)
1982 Diploma (molecular physics) 
1982-1985 PhD fellowship at Leipzig University,
1985  Dr. rer. nat.: Thesis "Untersuchung der Orientierungsordnung von thermotropen Flüssigkristallen durch NMR", Georg Mayer Prize (1. Rank) of Leipzig University
1985-2003 scientific researcher at the Faculty of Physics and Geosciences, Leipzig University
Research activities in Leipzig::
  • structure and dynamics of anisotropic fluids, 
  • dissipative pattern formation in soft matter,
  •  dynamic glass transition,
  • surfaces and interfaces of liquids and liquid crystals,
  • liquids in confining geometries,
  • anisotropic polymers, elastomers and gels.
1990 Liquid Crystal Institute, Kent State University (USA)
1991 Facultas docendi, Habilitation at Leipzig University
1995-2003 Privatdozent
since 2003 full Professor of Experimental Physics at Otto von Guericke University, Magdeburg,
         Chair of Department of Nonlinear Phenomena
2004 co-editor of  'Molecules in interaction with surfaces', Springer Lecture Notes in Physics,
2004 co-author of textbook 'Kompaktkurs Physik', BG Teubner, Leipzig
Member of the Editorial Boards of Physical Review E and Crystals
Board member of the German Liquid Crystal Society
present research interests:
  • experimental physics, nonlinear physics, self organization and dissipative pattern formation,
  • dynamics and segregation in granular matter,
  • structure and dynamics of anisotropic fluids,
  • freely suspended liquid films and filaments (liquids in 2D and 1D),
  • anisotropic elastomers and gels, LC-colloids, ferrofluids.
more informationon:  http://www.uni-magdeburg.de/anp

some interesting Links

The GAGa experiment (granular anisometric gases in microgravity)
GAGa in space
Frank Rietz (Convection and pattern formatuion in granular material)
ILCS Liquid Crystal Gallery
Crocheting the Lorenz manifold
Maarten Rutger's web site
Paul Nylander's web site
John Bush's web site
The heatball
Plato and Platypus (Cathcart/Klein)
Commonly confused words

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last modified Aug. 15, 2013, R. Stannarius