Hans H. Diebner (*1960)

Since 1st August 2013 I am Research Fellow at the IMB-Institute for Medical Informatics and Biometry at the University of Dresden. Research focus is on system biology and mathematical modelling particularly within the scope of modelling homeostasis of the immunesystem and the dynamics of oncogenesis, particularly with respect to T-cell dynamics.

From 2006 until July 2013 I have been project leader at the Institute for New Media in Frankfurt am Main within the project Performative Science. I will continue at the INM as associated freelancer.

I studied physics at the University of Tübingen, where I graduated in 1994 with a thesis on exactly reversible molecular dynamics simulations. My final year project as well as a subsequent post-grad project has been supervised by Prof. Otto E. Rössler. In 1999 I received my PhD with a doctoral thesis on "Time-dependent deterministic entropies and dissipative structures in exactly-reversible Newtonian molecular-dynamics universes." During my doctoral studies and thereafter I have been research assistent and postdoc, respectively, at the Institute for Medical Biometry, University of Tübingen, with Prof. Klaus Dietz. My research focus was on intra-host Malaria modeling and immuno-epidemiological system dynamics of other infectious diseases.

In 1999 I founded the Institute for Basic Research at the Center for Art and Media (ZKM), Karlsruhe, which I headed until end of 2005. There, I conceived "performative science", a methodological discourse on the inter-relationship of artistic and scientific methods as well as practical implementations in the fields of complex systems research based on the new performative scientific episteme. The achievements of the ZKM-period have been published in 2006 by Springer-Verlag Wien, entitled Performative Science and Beyond - Involving the Process in Research.

Chronological CV:

August 1, 2013 - dato:
Research Fellow at the IMB-Institute for Medical Informatics and Biometry at the University of Technology TU-Dresden. Research topics:
January 1, 2006 - dato:
Freelancer (until 31 July 2013 project leader) within the scope of the project Performative Science - Basic Research between Art & Science at the INM-Institute for New Media, Frankfurt am Main, Germany.
July 2004 - July 2013:
Category manager of the Art & Science category in the MARCEL project: A permanent broadband interactive network and web site dedicated to artistic, educational and cultural experimentation, exchange between art and science and collaboration between art and industry.
Summer Semester 2004, 2007-2011:
Lectureship at the KF-University Graz, Environmental Systems Sciences.
November 9 - 12, 2009:
Lectureship at the University for the Arts, Berne, Switzerland, Institute for Interdisciplinarity. Commited with the "Toolbox - Physics for Artists".
January 5 - February 13, 2009:
Visiting lectureship at the University of Berne, Switzerland, Institute for Educational Sciences. Committed with Module 16 "Media - Art - Net" of the "Master of Advanced Studies in teaching methodology - Art and Design."
June 1 - July 15, 2007:
Visiting Professor at the Universidad de Los Andes, Bogota. Summer Course on "Between Arts and Science" together with Andres Burbano.
July 1999 - Dec 2005:
Head of the Institute for Basic Research at the Center for Art and Media, Karlsruhe, Germany.
Summer Semester 2005:
Visiting Professor at the Academy for Design, Karlsruhe. Seminar: Performative Science.
January 21 - March 29, 2005:
Researcher in residence with Prof. Ichiro Tsuda, Hokkaido University, Faculty of Science, Institute for Mathematics, Sapporo. Supported by DAAD and JSPS.
October 2003:
Organization of Space-Time Physics, Transfinite Mathematics and Computer Art - An international symposium. ZKM, Karlsruhe.
Winter semester 2003/2004:
Organization (together with Paul Modler, HfG) of the biweekly seminar on "Sonification and Audification" at the University for Design (HfG) in Karlsruhe.
July 2003:
Organization (together with Lehan Ramsay, Future University, Hakodate) of "Hierarchies of Communication" - An inter-institutional and international symposium on aspects of communication on different scales and levels. ZKM, Karlsruhe. Proceedings: Hans H. Diebner and Lehan Ramsay: Hierarchies of Communication. ZKM, Karlsruhe, 2003.
Winter semester 2000/2001:
Organization of the Inter-faculty course "Complexity" in cooperation with the University of Karlsruhe. Venue: ZKM, Karlsruhe. Lecture Notes: Hans H. Diebner, Studium generale zur Komplexität. Genista, Tübingen 2001.
May 2000:
Organization (with Tim Druckrey and Peter Weibel) of the symposium "Sciences of the Interface" - An international symposium on the historical, philosophical, mathematical, physical, biological, social, artistic and technical aspects of the interface. Venue: ZKM, Karlsruhe. Proceedings: Hans H. Diebner, Timothey Druckrey, Peter Weibel: Sciences of the Interface, Genista, Tübingen, 2001.
October 1997 - July 1999:
Scientific fellow and Postdoc at the Department of Medical Biometry, University of Tübingen, Germany, with Prof. K. Dietz. Lectures in "Bio-Mathematics for Medical students" and course instructor. Consultant in Statistics for Medical Research.
December 1998:
Doctoral examination. Doctoral thesis on "Time-dependent deterministic entropies and dissipative structures in exactly-reversible Newtonian molecular-dynamics universes" (in German) to the Faculty of Chemistry and Pharmacy at the University of Tübingen. Published by Grauer-Verlag, Stuttgart, 1999. Supervisor: Prof. O.E. Rössler.
April 1995 - September 1997:
Research assistant at the Institute for Medical Biometry, University of Tübingen with Prof. K. Dietz. Programming of statistical analyses, particularly of Maximum-Likelihood problems.
March 1994:
Diploma in physics. Masters Thesis on "Exactly reversible algorithms for dynamics simulations" at the Division of Theoretical Chemistry in collaboration with the Institute for Astrophysics, Department of Computational Physics, University of Tübingen. Supervisor: Prof. O.E. Rössler.
October 1986:
Matriculation at the University of Tübingen for a physics study.