Bernd-Olaf Küppers

Born in Bayreuth (Germany) on June 10, 1944

Degrees

Dipl.-Phys., University of Göttingen (Theoretical Astrophysics)
Dr. rer. nat., Technical University of Brunswick (Biophysical Chemistry)
Dr. phil. habil., University of Heidelberg (Natural Philosophy)

Academic career

Research Fellow, Max Planck Institute for Biophysical Chemistry, Göttingen, 1971–1993
Lecturer in Philosophy, University of Heidelberg, 1993
Professor of Natural Philosophy, University of Jena, 1994
Director of the Institute of Philosophy, University of Jena, 1996-1998
Member of the Senate of the European Academy of Sciences and Arts, 2002–2005
Dean of the Class of Humanities, European Academy of Sciences and Arts, 2003–2005
Director of the Institute of Philosophy, University of Jena, 2005-2007
Founding director of the Frege Centre for Structural Sciences, University of Jena, 2008-2012

Awards and honours

Woitschach Research Prize, 1991
Distinguished Visiting Professor of the Japanese Government, 1993
Member (external), Human Studies Centre, University of Munich (Germany),1999
Honorary Doctor, Nagaoka University of Technology, Nagaoka (Japan), 1999
Member, German National Academy of Sciences Leopoldina, Halle, 1999
Member, European Academy of Sciences and Arts, Salzburg, 2000–2005
Member (corresp.), Académie Européene des Sciences, des Arts et des Lettres, Paris, 2002
Honorary Member, Centre of Philosophy, National Academy of Sciences, Buenos Aires, 2003
Member, Academia Europaea, London, 2004