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Name  Kurt Binder
Fields  Theoretical physics
Awards  Max Planck Medal

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Institutions  University of Mainz, Germany
Known for  Monte Carlo simulations, phase transitions, polymer physics
Notable awards  Max Planck Medal (1993) Boltzmann Medal (2007)
Education  Vienna University of Technology, Technische Universitat Munchen
People also search for  David P. Landau, Giovanni Ciccotti, Dieter W. Heermann
Books  Monte Carlo Simulatio, A Guide to Monte Carlo Sim, Glassy Materials and Disor, Computer Simulations in Conde, Guide Monte Carlo Sim

[Wikipedia] Kurt Binder

Kurt Binder (born 10 February 1944) is an Austrian physicist. He received his Ph.D. in 1969 at the Technical University of Vienna, and his habilitation degree 1973 at the Technical University of Munich, before, in the next year, becoming a Professor for Theoretical Physics at the Saarland University (after having rejected an offer of the Freie University in Berlin). From 1977 to 1983, he headed a group for Theoretical Physics in the Institute for Solid State Research at the Forschungszentrum Jülich, prior to taking his present post as a University Professor for Theoretical Physics at the University of Mainz, Germany. Since 1989 he is also an external member of the Max-Planck-Institute for Polymer Physics in Mainz.


Kurt Binder Kurt Binder awarded the Medal of Honor of the Bulgarian Academy of

Since 1977, Binder is married to Marlies Ecker. They are parents of two sons.

His research is in several areas of condensed matter physics and statistical physics. He is best known for pioneering the development of Monte Carlo simulations as a quantitative tool in statistical and condensed matter physics, establishing simulations as a third branch in addition to theory and experiment, and for catalyzing its application in many areas of physical research. He made very important contributions to numerous fields, ranging from phase transitions and spin glasses to polymer physics. He is one of the worldwide most cited physicists.

Binder is member of the editorial board of several leading scientific journals as well as of academies of science in Austria, Bulgaria, and Germany.

Awards (selection)

  • Max Planck Medal of the German Physical Society in 1993.
  • Berni J. Alder CECAM Prize in 2001.
  • Staudinger-Durrer Prize at the ETH Zurich in 2003.
  • Honorary doctoral degree of the Marie Curie-Sklodowska University in Lublin in 2007.
  • Boltzmann Medal of the International Union of Pure and Applied Physics in 2007
  • First fellow of the 'Gutenberg Kolleg' in Mainz, 2007.
  • Honorary doctoral degree of the University of Düsseldorf in 2013.
  • References

    Kurt Binder Wikipedia

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