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August 6, 2019
Markus Diesmann full member of the the Academy of Sciences and Literature | Mainz
The Academy of Sciences and Literature | Mainz has admitted six new members. The full members now include Markus Diesmann, neuroscientist, Elisabeth Rieken, linguist, and Judith Schalansky, author. New corresponding members are Lutz H. Gade, chemist, Wulfram Gerstner, neuroscientist, and Aleš Šteger, author.
/The Academy of Sciences and Literature | Mainz/ Prof. Dr. Markus Diesmann, born in 1968 in Bochum, studied physics at Ruhr University Bochum with a year of Cognitive Science at University of Sussex, UK. He carried out his PhD studies at Weizmann Institute of Science, Rehovot, Israel, and University of Freiburg. In 2002 he received his PhD degree from the Faculty of Physics, Ruhr-University Bochum, Germany. From 1999 Prof. Markus Diesmann worked as senior staff at Department of Nonlinear Dynamics, Max-Planck-Institute for Dynamics and Self-Organization, Göttingen, Germany. In 2003 he became assistant professor of Computational Neurophysics at University of Freiburg, Germany, before in 2006 joining the RIKEN Brain Science Institute, Wako City, Japan as a unit leader and later team leader. In 2011 Markus Diesmann moved to Jülich, Germany, and became director of the Institute of Neuroscience and Medicine (INM-6, Computational and Systems Neuroscience), director of the Institute for Advanced Simulation (IAS-6, Theoretical Neuroscience, since 2013) and director of the JARA-Institute Brain structure-function relationships (INM-10, since 2015) at Forschungszentrum Jülich. He is also full professor in Computational Neuroscience at the School of Medicine, RWTH University Aachen, Germany and affiliated with the Department of Physics of the same university. The main scientific interests of Markus Diesmann include large scale simulations, his research links neuroscientific institutes and high-performance computing and he is one of the leading minds of the European Flagship Human Brain Project. Diesmann is full member of the Class of Mathematics and Natural Sciences.