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Prof. Dr. rer. nat. Jürgen Richter-Gebert

Technical University of Munich

Chair of Geometry and Visualization (Prof. Richter-Gebert)

Postal address

Boltzmannstr. 3
85748 Garching b. München

Mission Statement

The main focus of my research lies on the intersection of mathematics and computer science. Making mathematical structures accessible to computerised interactive visualisations is my passion and my challenge. In short: bringing mathematics to life. The spectrum of my research group reaches from mathematical foundations, via the creation of authoring systems to the development of mathematical visualisations and their application in education and public scenarios. The activities are embedded in a network of collaboration partners around the world.


Short CV

Education and work

  • 1983 – 1988 studies at TU Darmstadt
  • 1991 – 1992 PhDs at TU Darmstadt and KTH Stockholm
  • 1991 – 1992 Mittag Leffler Institute Stockholm
  • 1992 – 1993 Positions in industry
  • 1994 – 1997 TU Berlin, habilitation
  • 1997 – 2001 Assistant Professor ETH Zurich
  • since 2001 Full professor TUM

Awards (selection)

  • Multimedia Innovationspreis (with Cinderella, Multi Media Transfer 1997)
  • European Academic software award (with Cinderella, EASA 2000)
  • Deutscher Bildungssoftwarepreis (with Cinderella, digital 2001)
  • Media Prix (with MatheVital 2008)
  • Max von Bauernfeind Medaille (with ix-quadrat, TUM 2010)
  • Ars Legendi (for teaching, Stifterverband und HRK 2011)
  • Tabby Awards, user's choice (with iOrnament 2015)
  • Communicator Preis (for science communication, DFG, Stifterverband 2021)