Martin Ziegler (Prof. Dr.rer.nat. Dipl.-Phys. Dipl.-Math.)

Research Areas:
+ Scientific Stewardship (Topic mongering/Cargo cults vs. sustainability/ethos in science)  

Email:; public PGP key
Office: KAIST School of Computing, E3-1 #3406
Phone: +82-42-350-3568

Short CV:

See below for Awards, Projects, Publications, Group, Teaching, Memberships, Conference/Workshop Participation/Presentation/Organization, and Miscellaneous.

Honours and Awards:

Current Projects

Completed/Previous Projects

Recent (2008ff) fully-reviewed journal publications:
See also the full list of publications in MathReviews, according to Google, DBLP, and my own record as well as preprints.

Group members: Collaboration partners: Former group members (reverse chronologically) Many, many interesting theses have been completed under my supervision; further topics are available on request.
(Prospective) students may consider advice by Sue Moon, by the late Greg Hjorth and by the later Gian-Carlo Rota, as well as from Jorge Cham's online comic series.

Teaching in Winter 2014/15:
Summer 2015:
Fall 2015:
Spring 2016:
Full teaching history...


Conference/Workshop Participation/Presentation/Organization:

Miscellaneous: "Try not to become a man of success, but rather try to become a man of value." (Albert Einstein).         "I am a Vulcan, I have no ego to bruise." (Spock)         "To be rather than to seem" (Aeschylus)         "It is not the task of the University to offer what society asks for, but to give what society needs." (Dijkstra)         Meritocracy.         Listen to a radio interview (starting at 20'40") about Zivilklauseln.
A good definition is worth hundreds of theorems! My attitude concerning the purpose of life and mathematics somewhat resembles that of J.A. Makowsky but by no means could I compare myself to Peter Higgs;
I recommend also considering 10 locations for doing mathematics and these two suggested reforms of the peer-review system, the difference between competitiveness and quality; aspiring, obtaining and granting tenure or not. Mathematics, and particularly logic, trains clear thought and scepticism, thus helping to avoid obvious fraud and to debunk swashbuckling while developing a sense of responsibility of science and technology
- although possibly living in a bubble.
I like to play Cello and Organ. I am opposed to everyhing phony and worried about the level (and style) of education of prospective school teachers (i.e. 'multipliers') and the erosion of scientific depth in Germany.
Eine Alternative zu LEO als Wörterbuch für ganze Ausdrücke bzw. Worte im Kontext hat mein ehemaliger Kollege entwickelt.
Memento mori: Alwin Bernhart-Mader, Gabriel Terán Martinez, Martin Ozimek Thorsten Hampel, Ulrike Claudia Ziegler, Horst Ziegler, Werner Krandick, Berthold Vöcking, Thomas Ihringer, S. Barry Cooper. Bring it on, fate: What's your next move? Where is humanity? How to reduce abuse?
random link, a gem, bullshit, and legal disclaimer and lawful dictatorship.