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Dietrich E. Wolf

Dietrich E. Wolf, German theoretical physicist, educator. Recipient Humboldt award French Ministry of Science, 1990. Member American Physical Society, German Physical Society.


  • Wolf, Dietrich E. was born on February 19, 1954 in Bad Hersfeld, Hessen, Germany. Son of Gerhard and Ingrid Wolf.

  • Career

    • Post. doctor Carnegie-Mellon University, Pittsburgh, 1983-1984. Research science Research Center, Jülich, Germany, 1988-1992. Professor University, Duisburg, Germany, since 1992.

      Research director Research Center, Jülich, 1994-1996. Head science council John-von-Neumann Institute Computing, 2000—2005.


    • Friction, Arching, Contact Dynamics
    • This volume contains the proceedings of an interdisciplinary meeting which attracted participants from the fields of physics, engineering, applied mathematics and geology.
    • Editor: Surface Disordering, 1992, Scale Invariance, Interfaces and Non-Equilibrium Dynamics, 1995, Supercomputing in Brain Research, 1995, Traffic and Granular Flow, 1996, Friction, Arching, Contact Dynamics, 1997, (journals) Fractals, Journal of Physics A, Granular Matter.


    Member American Physical Society, German Physical Society.


    • Married Maria E. Hummel, August 24, 1982. Children: Stephan, Susanne.
    • father: Gerhard Wolf
    • mother: Ingrid Wolf
    • spouse: Maria E. Hummel
    • children: Stephan Wolf
    • Susanne Wolf
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    Born February 19, 1954
    (age 63)
    • 2005
      head, science council John-von-Neumann Institute Computing
    • 1983 - 1984
      Post. doctor Carnegie-Mellon University
      Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States
    • 1988 - 1992
      research science Research Center
      Jülich, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany
    • 1992
      professor, University
      Duisburg, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany
    • 1994 - 1996
      research director, Research Center
      Jülich, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany