Martin Berz

· 1986: Dr. rer. nat. "Summa Cum Laude", University of Giessen .

·           (Also Master‘s Degrees in Physics, Mathematics, and Education)

· 1986: Postdoctoral Fellow, UC Berkeley

· 1987: Faculty, University of Giessen

· 1990: Faculty, Department of Physics and Astronomy, MSU

· 2001: Visiting Faculty, Fields Institute for Mathematical Sciences, Univ. Toronto

Brief Professional Biography

Honors and Awards

My research interests lie in the understanding of complex dynamical systems in various disciplines, including Physics, Pure Mathematics, Astrodynamics, and Engineering. Details can be found on the home page of my research group.

· R. E. Moore Prize for Interval Analysis (jointly with Kyoko Makino), 2008

· Doctor Honoris Causa Mathematics, Saint Petersburg State University, Russia, 2007

· MSU PA Graduate Teacher Award, 2002

· Fellow, American Physical Society, 1998

· Faculty Research Fellow, Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, 1992

· Postdoctoral Fellow, Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft, 1987

· Fellow, Fulbright Commission

· Scholar, Studienstiftung des Deutschen Volkes (German National Merit Foundation)



· Dynamical Systems

· Nonlinear Beam Physics

· High-Order Rigorous Computation

· Non-Archimedean Analysis

· Computational Differentiation




Output (to 2012)


· 8 Books

· 182 Refereed Papers

· 103 Unrefereed publications

· 192 Invited conference talks

· 93 Colloquia, Seminars, etc.



· Graduate Theory Courses, Physics, MSU

· Graduate Special Topics Courses, Mathematics, MSU

· Development of VUBeam, an online MS and PhD program in Beam Physics

· Various Lecture Series, Fields Institute, University of Barcelona, CERN

· Courses at Summer Academy of German National Merit Foundation/Studienstiftung des Deutschen Volkes

· Supervision of 13 Dissertations in Physics, Mathematics, Computer Science

· Supervision of 16 Online Master’s Degrees, VUBeam



· Chair or organizer of various Conferences

· Chair of various APS committees

· Local Coordinator, MSU Program of Studienstiftung des Deutschen Volkes. Originated Math program and Math-Physics dual programs.

· Developed and implemented MSU Ph.D. program leading to dual degree in Mathematics and Physics 

· Developed official exchange program between MSU and St Petersburg State University, Russia

· Chair, Personnel Subcommittee, MSU University Committee of Faculty Affairs

· Reviewer for proposals and site evaluations for NSF, DOE. Reviewer for numerous journals and book series


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