1944
Born in Dorfen (Bavaria), Germany
 
1963-68
Studies of Pure Physics, TH Munich
 
1968
Diploma Degree in Physics, TH Munich
 
1969-73
Scientific Assistant in Mathematics, University of Cologne (with R. Bulirsch)
 
1972
Dissertation in Mathematics, University of Cologne
 
1973-78
Senior Scientific Assistant (Tenure) in Mathematics, TU Munich
 
1977
Habilitation in Mathematics, TU Munich
 
1978-86
Full Professor, University of Heidelberg, chair Numerical Analysis (following W. Romberg)
 
1986-2012
Full Professor FU Berlin, chair Scientific Computing
 
1986
Founder of ZIB as a scientific research institute
 
1987-2012
President of ZIB
 
2002
Co-founder of DFG Research Center Matheon
 
2002-2012
Member of the Executive Board of Matheon
 
2012-2014
Senior Professor, Numerische Analysis, Institut für Mathematik, Freie Universität Berlin
 
2015-2016
Senior Professor, Chaire Thématique FaciLe, ICS - Institut du Calcul et de la Simulation, Université Pierre et Marie Curie (UPMC), Sorbonne, Paris

2015-2018
Founding Director of Beijing Institute for Scientific and Engineering Computing (BISEC)