29 October 2015 - 30 October 2015
Department of Mathematics, University of Vienna, Vienna, Austria

Symposium in honor of Karl Sigmund

Ulf Dieckmann speaks at a symposium organized at the University of Vienna in honor of Karl Sigmund on the occasion of his 70th birthday.

Karl Sigmund

Karl Sigmund

The symposium in honor of Karl Sigmund is organized by the Department of Mathematics of the University of Vienna on the occasion of his 70th birthday and will be held in the Sky Lounge on the 12th floor at Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1, Vienna.

The focus of the symposium is on Karl Sigmund and the impact of his work in mathematical biology and game theory. The invited speakers include distinguished scientists who have collaborated with Karl during the years, as well as some of his most prominent students, postdocs, and other collaborators.

Karl Sigmund received his Ph.D. from the Institute for Mathematics of the University of Vienna in 1968. After spending some time in Manchester, UK (1968-69), at the Institut des Hautes Études in Paris (1969-70), and at the Hebrew University in Jerusalem (1971-72), he returned to Vienna. In 1973 he became Professor at the Institute of Mathematical Statistics in Göttingen, Germany. Since 1974 he has been a full professor at the Institute for Mathematics, University of Vienna. In January 1984 he joined the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA), where he is working in the Evolution and Ecology Program ever since. In 1996 he became a corresponding member of the Austrian Academy of Sciences.

His current scientific interests include game-theoretical modeling of animal behavior, mathematical models in ecology and population dynamics, and stochastic and deterministic treatment of immunological processes. He has published a number of articles and books on these subjects.

Ulf Dieckmann is an invited speaker at the symposium and will give a presentation entitled “Overcoming misperception, polarization, and distrust in human behavior”.

Ulf Dieckmann is Program Director of the Evolution and Ecology (EEP) Program. He is working on the theory of adaptive dynamics, fisheries-induced evolution, cooperation evolution, speciation theory, spatial ecology, life-history theory, and on problems in theoretical evolutionary ecology.

Dr. Dieckmann received his bachelor's degree in physics and his master's degree in theoretical physics from the University of Aachen, Germany. He completed his PhD research on theoretical biology at Leiden University, the Netherlands, and obtained his Habilitation (venia legendi) in biomathematics from the University of Vienna. He has worked at Stanford University and the Xerox Palo Alto Research Center, California, USA, the Research Center Julich, Germany, the University of York, UK, Leiden University, the Netherlands, and the University of Vienna, Austria. He has been a visiting professor at the University of Montpellier, France, and a research fellow at the Institute for Advanced Study, Wissenschaftskolleg zu Berlin, Germany. 


Karl Sigmund speaking at IIASA 40th Anniversary Conference in 2012.

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