# Dr. Peter Grassberger

### John von Neumann Institute for Computing, Jülich, Germany

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**Featured Author: Peter Grassberger**

**Peter Grassberger** (b. in Vienna, Austria, May 17, 1940) received his DPhil in theoretical high energy physics in 1965 at the University of Vienna, after which he worked as a Postdoctoral fellow at Bonn University until 1968. His first Professorship was at the University of Kabul, beginning in 1969, from there moving to Bonn University (1971), CERN (1973), Université de Nice (1975), and the University of Wuppertal (1977) where he remained until 2005, and headed the Complex Systems Research Group at the John-von-Neumann Institute, Forschungszentrum Jülich beginning in 1996. Since 2006 he has been a visiting Research Professor at Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of Calgary.

Dr. Grassberger's research interests range from particle physics to statistical physics and dynamical systems. Currently he is working on a multitude of different problems: reaction-diffusion systems and simple epidemic models, complex networks, applications of mutual information to network inference, independent component analysis and sequence alignment, cellular automata, self organized criticality, percolation, heat conduction in low dimensional systems, and strange attractors. A large part of his work during the last 15 years has dealt with sequential sampling algorithms applied to polymers, lattice animals, subgraph counting, and reaction-diffusion systems.

For more information, visit http://www.ucalgary.ca/complexity/people/faculty/peter

Scholarpedia articles:

- Grassberger-Procaccia algorithm. Scholarpedia, 2(5):3043 (2007)

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