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Prof. em. Dr. rer. nat. Dr. h.c. mult. Hermann Haken: Lebenslauf

Prof. Dr. rer. nat. Dr. h.c. mult. Hermann Haken
born  July 12, 1927 in Leipzig, Germany,
study of mathematics and physics at the Universities Halle (1946-48) and Erlangen (1948-50)
Phd in mathematics, University of Erlangen 1951 (group theory),


1956 Lecturer (Dozent) of Theoretical Physics at Erlangen
Spring 1959 Guest scientist at the University of Liverpool
1959 - 1960 Visiting Associate Professor Cornell University
Summer 1960 Visiting Scientist Bell Telephone Labs
1960 - 1995 Professor of theoretical Physics, University of Stuttgart
1961 Visiting Professor, Research Institute for Fundamental Physics Yukawa Hall, Kyoto, Japan
1961 - 1962 Consultant to Bell Telephone Labs
1967 - Honorary Professor, University of Hohenheim
1964 - 1969 Consultant to Laboratoire Télécommunications (ITT), Paris
1969 - 1975 Joint Appointment with University of Strasbourg as Professeur Associé
Lectures at various institutions in the USA and Italy
1970 - 1976 Member of the Scientific board of the Max-Planck-Institute for Solid State Physics
1973 - 1976 Director of the Quantum Optics Division of the German Physical Society
Consultant with the German Sciences Foundation
1972 - 1978 Member of the IUPAP (International Union of Pure and Applied Physics) Commission of Statistical Physics
1995 - Prof. emeritus/ University of Stuttgart


Laser physics and nonlinear optics, solid state physics, statistical physics, group theory, bifurcation theory, synergetics.

Author of 23 textbooks and monographs on atomic and molecular physics, quantum field theory, solid state physics, principles of brainfunction, information theory, computing, synergetics.
Editor of Springer Series in Synergetics, vols. 1 - 84


1976 Max Born Prize and Medal by the British Institute of Physics and the German Physical Society
1981 Albert A. Michelson Medal of the Franklin Institute, Philadelphia
1982 Corresponding member of the Bavarian Academy of Science
Dr.h.c. of the University of Essen
1983 Member of the German Academy of Natural Sciences Leopoldina
1984 Member of the Order "Pour le mérite"
1985 European Physical Society Travelling Lecturership Award
Honorary member of the Polish Synergetics Society
1986 Great Order of the Federal Republic of Germany with star
Honorary Professor of the Shanghai Institute of Mechanical Engineering
Honorary Professor of the Northwestern University,China
Honorary Member of the Shanghai Association of Systems Engineering
1987 Dr.h.c. of the Universidad Nacional de Educacion a Distancia in Madrid
1988 Corresponding member of the Braunschweigische Wissenschaftiche Gesellschaft
1989 Member of the Heidelberg Academy of Sciences
Member of the International Academy of Creativity, Moscow
1990 Max Planck Medal, German Physical Society
Karl Küpfmüller Honorary Ring of the Technische Hochschule, Darmstadt
1991 Member of Academia Europaea, London
Member of Academia Scientiarum et Artium Europaea, Salzburg
1992 Dr.h.c. Florida Atlantic University
Golden Medal of Honor of the town of Sindelfingen
Honda Prize, Japan
1993 Arthur-Burkhardt-Prize
1994 Dr.h.c. University of Regensburg
Lorenz-Oken-Medal of the Society of German Natural Scientists and Medical Doctors
1996 Honorary Chairman of the German Society for Complex Systems and Nonlinear Dynamics
1997 Dr.h.c. Technical University of Munich
Honorary President of the Haken Synergetics Institute, Yunnan University, China
Medal 2000: Outstanding People of the 20th Century, Bibliographical Institute, Cambridge, England
2002 Honorary Senator of the University of Maribor, Slovenia
2005 Preis für herausragende Verdienste um die Weiterentwicklung von Medizin und Psychologie, Donau-Univeristät Krems