Diploma, Humboldt University, Berlin, Germany, 1978. Doctor of Philosophy, 1982. Doctor of Science, 1987.
Gordon research fellow, Deakin U., Geelong, Australia, 1987; associate, Humboldt U., Berlin, 1989-1998; professor, Humboldt U., Berlin, since 1998; Arndt U. Greifswald professor, Humboldt U., Berlin, since 1998.
Married Gudrun Fischer Scholz, December 29, 1977. Children: Christiane, Thilo.