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Prof. Dr. Dr.

Gunnar Berg

Vice President of the Leopoldina

Year of election: 1999
Section: Physics
City: Halle
Country: Germany
CV Gunnar Berg - Deutsch (PDF)

Research

Special Field: Head of the Section Experimental Physics I ”Glasphysik”, Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg

Career

  • 1992-1996 Rector of Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg, Germany
  • 1992 Appointed Professor for Experimental Physics at Halle University, Germany
  • 1991-1992 Head of the Section Experimental Physics I: “Glasphysik”, Halle University, Germany
  • 1990 Director of the Physics Section at Halle University, Germany
  • 1989 Associate lecturer for Experimental Physics at Halle University, Germany
  • 1987 Obtained the facultas docendi for Experimental Physics
  • 1983 Senior assistant, Physics Section at Halle University, Germany
  • 1983 Dissertation B: “Aggregation von Punktdefekten in Ionenkristallen”; Halle University, Germany, Ph.D. in natural sciences (Dr. sc. nat.)
  • 1975 Dissertation A: “Berechnung der Maximalauslenkung für seilgeführte Fördermittel in Seigerschächten”; Bergakademie Freiberg, Germany, Ph.D. in engineering
  • 1971 Dissertation A: “Thermodynamik des Verdampfungsvorganges bei Alkalihalogenidkristallen”; Halle University, Germany, Ph.D. in natural sciences (Dr. rer. nat.)
  • 1970 Assistant, Physics Section at Halle University, Germany
  • 1963-1970 Section head at the Institute for Mining Safety in Leipzig, Germany; fields of activity: shaft transport, wire ropes, deep-boring plants
  • 1958-1963 Physics degree, Halle University, Germany

Functions

(Selection)

  • since 2010 Vice President of the German National Academy of Sciences Leopoldina – which was appointed the German National Academy of Sciences, Halle (Saale), in 2008, Germany
  • 2000-2010 Secretary for Natural Sciences at the German Academy of Sciences Leopoldina
  • 2000-2002 President of the German Mathematical and Scientific Faculty Association (Mathematisch Naturwissenschaftlicher Fakultätentag)
  • 1998 Member of the Scientific Advisory Council of the Walter Raymond Foundation of the Confederation of German Employers‘ Associations (BDA), Cologne, Germany
  • 1996-2007 Chairman of the Board of the LEUCOREA foundation in Wittenberg, Germany
  • 1996-2005 Member of the Scientific Advisory Council of the Wilhelm und Else Heraeus-Stiftung Hanau, Germany
  • 1996-1998 President of the German Mathematical and Scientific Faculty Association (Mathematisch Naturwissenschaftlicher Fakultätentag)
  • 1992 Member of the Advisory Council of the German Mathematical and Scientific Faculty Association (Mathematisch-Naturwissenschaftlicher Fakultätentag)
  • 1991-1992 Dean of the Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences at Halle University, Germany
  • 1991-1992 Spokesperson, Department of Physics at Halle University, Germany
  • 1990-1998 Member of the Board of the German Physical Society (DPG)
  • 1990 Vice Chairman of the Physical Society of the GDR until its amalgamation with the German Physical Society (DPG)

Honours and Memberships

(Selection)

  • 2019 Verdienstkreuz am Bande, Federal Republic Germany
  • 2014 Werner-Pöls-Medal of the Deutscher Hochschulverband
  • 1999 Member of the German National Academy of Sciences Leopoldina
  • 1982 Gustav Hertz Prize of the Physical Society of the GDR
  • 1979 Research prize of the Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg

Auszeichnungen und Mitgliedschaften

  • 2019 Verdienstkreuz am Bande der Bundesrepublik Deutschland
  • 2014 Werner Pöls-Medaille des Deutschen Hochschulverbands
  • seit 1999 Mitglied der Nationalen Akademie der Wissenschaften Leopoldina
  • 1982 Gustav Hertz-Preis der Physikalischen Gesellschaft der DDR
  • 1979 Forschungspreis der Martin-Luther-Universität Halle-Wittenberg

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