Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. mult.
Born on March 9, 1943 in Munich. Study of medicine in Munich and Paris (1962-1968), MD at University of Munich (1968), postgraduate training in psychophysics and animal behaviour, University of Sussex, Dept. of Psychology (1971), staff member in the Department of Neurophysiology at the Max Planck Institute for Psychiatry (1973), German Habilitation for physiology at the TU Munich (1975), Director and Scientific Member at the Max Planck Institute for Brain Research (since 1981). Founding Director of the Frankfurt Institute for Advanced Studies (FIAS), Frankfurt (2004), Founding Director of the Ernst Strüngmann Forum, Frankfurt (2006), Founding Director of the Ernst Strüngmann Institute (ESI), Frankfurt (2008).