Otto-Bild Stephan Mertens
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Curriculum Vitae

Personal Data:
1962 born in Hahlen, Kreis Minden-Lübecke, Germany
marital status: married.
Education and Degrees:
2003 Habilitation (theoretical physics) at the University of Magdeburg
1991 Ph.D. (physics) at the University of Göttingen
1988 Diploma (physics) at the University of Göttingen
'10- Extraordinary Professor, Otto-von-Guericke University, Magdeburg
'07- External Professor, Santa Fe Institute, Santa Fe, U.S.A.
'03-'10 Associate Professor (Privatdozent), Otto-von-Guericke University, Magdeburg
'94-'03 Research Assistant, Otto-von-Guericke University, Magdeburg
'92-'94 Software Engineer at Computer Communication Networks AG, Düsseldorf
'88-'92 Research Assistant at the University of Göttingen
Research Visits: (Selection)
Emerson Center for Scientific Computation, Atlanta, U.S.A.: 2007
Santa Fe Institute, Santa Fe, U.S.A.: 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2011
Department of Applied Mathematics, Charles University, Prague, Czech Republic: 2005
Rudolf Peierls Centre for Theoretical Physics, Oxford, UK: 2005
Laboratoire de Physique Théorique et Modeles Statistiques, Orsay, France: 2005
International Centre for Theoretical Physics (Condensed Matter Group), Trieste, Italy: 2004, 2003, 2002
Microsoft Research (Theory Group), Redmond, U.S.A.: 2004, 2002
Los Alamos National Laboratory (Computer and Computational Science Division) Los Alamos, U.S.A.: 2001
Bar Ilan University, Ramat Gan, Israel: 1995
Invited Talks: (Selection)
2011 Quantum Information meets Statistical Mechanics, San Lorenzo de El Escorial
2008 8. Int. Conference on Monte Carlo Methods in Scientific Computing, Montreal
2007 European Conference on Complex Systems (Keynote), Dresden
2006 Mathematical Statistical Mechanics, Prague
2006 Physics and the Brain, Dubrovnik
2006 Phase Transitions in Physics, Computer Science, Combinatorics and Probability Theory, Palo Alto, California
2005 Statistical Mechanics of Finite Connectivity Systems and Random Graphs, Leuven
2005 New Perspectives on Complex Systems, Santa Fe Institute, New Mexico
2005 First Latin-American School on Statistical Mechanics and Interdisciplinary Applications La Havana, Cuba
2004 Statistical Mechanics, Chaos and Condensed Matter Theory 4th Giovanni Paladin Memorial, Rome
2004 Fundamental Aspects of Complexity, ICTP, Trieste
2004 Equilibrium and Dynamics of Spin Glasses, Monte Verita, Ascona
2002 Typical-Case Complexity, Randomness and Analysis of Search Algorithms, ICTP, Trieste
2002 Phase Transitions and Algorithmic Complexity, IPAM, University of California, Los Angeles
2001 Computational complexity and statistical mechanics, Santa Fe, New Mexico
2001 Frontiers in the Physics of mesoscopic Systems, Dead Sea, Israel
2001 Algorithmic Techniques in Physics, Schloss Dagstuhl, Wadern
1999 NP-hardness and phase transitions, ICTP, Trieste
1998 Interfaces between statistical physics and computer science, Institute for Scientific Interchange, Torino
36 research papers (incl. 2 reviews), 2 books, 4 book reviews
IT Skills:
Cluster Computing: see project TINA
System- and Networkadministrator since 1992
1985-1988 Scholarship of the "Studienstiftung des Deutschen Volkes"
1989-1991 PhD-scholarship of the "Studienstiftung des Deutschen Volkes"

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