Prof. Dr. Jürgen Struckmeier

Research Area: Theoretical Sciences
Focus: Gravitation

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Prof. Dr. Jürgen Struckmeier

Theoretical Sciences

The congruence of mathematics and nature, which allows us to formulate laws of nature mathematically - and conversely, to develop laws of nature through purely mathematical operations - is a mystery to me.


Prof. Dr. Jürgen Struckmeier, born on September 11th, 1952 in Frankfurt am Main, studied physics at the Goethe University in Frankfurt and did his doctorate and habilitation there. He was a research associate at the Helmholtz Center for Heavy Ion Research (GSI) in Darmstadt until 2017. Since 2016 he is FIAS Fellow and leads the local working group "Canonical Gravity Theory". The aim of this working group is to derive the general theory of relativity on the basis of the two basic principles, namely the principle of operation and the general principle of relativity. The formulation of canonical transformation theory under dynamic space-time in the field of classical field theory serves as a method.





2016 - today Fellow

Further organisations

2010 - today Apl. Professor at the Department of Physics, Goethe University

1979 - 2017  scientific staff member at GSI

Honours and Awards

  • Particle Accelerator Conference Award, Dallas, Texas: "For physical and
    mathematical description of emittance growth phenomena in intense beams" (1995)