posted 26 Jul 2010, 11:15 by José María Díaz Nafría
updated 22 Oct 2011, 07:59
We are very pleased to welcome Rainer Zimmerman into BITrum group. His transdiciplinary expertise in philosophy, mathematics, physics, literature, history... will be a sure basis for an undoubted enrichment on the elucidation of the information concept. Let us give just a few strokes on his biography:
Thank you, Rainer, for your support and your enthusiasm about BITrum.
Rainer E. Zimmermann received his PhD in Mathematics in 1977 from Frei Universität Berlin and spent the years between 1982-1988 in Studies in Philosophy, History, and Literature at Technische Universität Berlin. He received a PhD in Philosophy in 1988 from TU Berlin.
He has held the following positions: since 1995 Professor of Philosophy at the Polytechnic University of Muenchen; In 1998, Habilitation in Natural Philosophy (University of Kassel) – since then member (Privatdozent) of the department there; 1999/2000 Visiting Scholar at the History and Philosophy of Science Department and Visiting Fellow of Clare Hall, both at Cambridge (UK) – since then Life Member of Clare Hall; 2001 Research Visitor to the University of Bologna, Cooperative Research Project there under the title "Reconstruction of the Historical City Centre"; 2003 Senior Visiting Fellow to the Institute of Advanced Studies, Villa Gandolfi Pallavicini, University of Bologna; 2006 International Visiting Professor at the Information and Communication Technologies and Society program, University of Salzburg; 2010/2011 Visiting Professor, Centre for Metropolitan Studies, TU Berlin.
Among his broad scientific work it is worth to mention: Die Rekonstruktion von Raum, Zeit und Materie. Frankfurt a.M., 1998; Subjekt und Existenz, Berlin, 2001; Kritik der interkulturellen Vernunft, Paderborn, 2002; System des transzendentalen Materialismus, Paderborn, 2004; Die außerordentlichen Reisen des Jules Verne, Paderborn, 2006; [with S. M. Wiedemann] Reconstructing the Glass Bead Game. On the Philosophy of Information. TripleC 8 (2), 133-135, 2010.
For more information concerning his work, fields of interest, memberships, projects can be found in the private area.