19651971 
Study of mathematics and physics in Göttingen and Zürich (ETH)

1971 
Diploma at the University of Göttingen

19711973 
Scientific assistent at the University of Göttingen

1973 
PhD (Dr. rer. nat.) at the University of Göttingen

19731980 
Scientific assistent at the University of Bonn

1980 
State doctorate at the University of Bonn

1980 
Professor at the University of Osnabrück

1981  2010 
Professor at the University of Kaiserslautern

1993 to date 
Director of the Centre for Computeralgebra at the University of Kaiserslautern

1993  2015 
Ombudsman at the University of Kaiserslautern

2002  2013 
Director of the Mathematical Research Institute Oberwolfach (MFO)

2010  2015 
Distinguished senior professor at the University of Kaiserslautern

2010  2013 
Chair of European Research Centres on Mathematics (ERCOM)

2012  2015 
EditorinChief of Zentralblatt MATH (zbMATH)

2013  2015 
Member of the Executive Committee of the European Mathematical Society (EMS)
