Curriculum Vitae

Personal dates
Name Wolfgang Lück
Date of birth 19.02.1957
Place of birth Herford
Parents Wilfried Lück (born on 04.10.1924 in Herford, deceased on 20.08.2007, profession: pharmacist)
Liese-Lotte Lück, nee Becker (born on 12.03.1924 in Herford, deceased on 02.05.2016, profession: housewife)
Wife Sibylle Lück, nee Schrage (born on 09.09.1957 in Siegen,
profession: physiotherapist, marriage on 13.04.1984)
children Christian Lück (born on 13.04.1986 in Aarhus, Dänemark)
Isabel Lück (born on 02.12.1987 in Göttingen)
Tobias Lück (born on 19.09.1991 in Lexington, U.S.A.)
Severina Lück (born on 26.12.1997 in Münster)
grandchildren Nora Lück (born on 18.09.2015 in Bonn)
Julian Lück (born on 16.10.2018 in Bonn)
Tabea Lück (born on 03.12.2023 in Bonn)
Education and positions
April 1963 - November 1966 Diebrocker Volksschule in Herford
December 1966 - June 1975 Ravensberger Gymnasium in Herford
02.06.1975 Abitur
02.10.1975 Enrollment at the
Georg August-University at Göttingen
(Mathematics and physics)
28.10.1977 Vordiplom
01.10.1979 - 31.01.1981 Civil service at the University Clinic in
Göttingen (nuclear medicine)
04.11.1981 Diplom (mit ``Auszeichnung'')
10.02.1984 Promotion (mit ``Auszeichnung'')
01.04.1982 - 31.07.1985 Wissenschaftlicher Mitarbeiter at the
Mathematical Institute of the
Georg August-University in Göttingen
01.08.1985 - 30.09.1989 Hochschulassistent at the same place
October 1989 Habilitation at the department of mathematics
of the Georg August-University in Göttingen
01.10.1989 - 31.08.1990 C2-Oberassistent at the same place
September 1990 - December 1991 Associate Professor (with tenure) at the
University of Kentucky, Lexington, U.S.A.
December 1991 - August 1996 C3-Professor at the
Johannes Gutenberg-University in Mainz
September 1996 - September 2010 C4/W3-Professor at the Westfälische
Wilhelms-University in Münster
since October 2010 W3-Professor at the Rheinische Friedrich-Wilhelms-University in Bonn
April 2001 Offer from the Rheinische Friedrich-Wilhelms-University in Bonn
March 2003 Offer from the ETH Zürich
November 2003 Award of the Max-Planck-Forschungspreis
February 2008 Award of the Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz-Preis
July 2008 Invited lecture at the 5-th European Congress of Mathematics in Amsterdam
August 2009 Offer from the Georg August-University in Göttingen
May 2010 Offer from the Rheinische Friedrich-Wilhelms-University in Bonn
May 2010 Affiliation of Leopoldina (Nationale Akademie der Wissenschaften)
August 2010 Invited lecture in the topology section at the International Congress of Mathematics 2010 in Hyderabad, India
August 2012 Appointment to Max-Planck-fellow
February 2013 Appointment to Fellow of the American Mathematical Society
April 2013 Affiliation of Nordrhein-Westfälische Akademie der Wissenschaften und Künste
May 2015 Award of an ERC Advanced Grant
Stays at other institutions (for more than two months)
February 1985 - April 1985 University in Edinburgh, Schottland
September 1985 - June 1986 University in Aarhus, Dänemark
October 1988 - March 1989 The University of Chicago, U.S.A.
July 1989 - August 1989 University in Odense, Dänemark
February 1990 - April 1990 The University of Chicago, U.S.A.
April 1996 - July 1996 MPI Bonn
January 2001 - February 2001 MPI Bonn
November 2002 - December 2002 MPI Bonn
April 2005 - July 2005 MPI Bonn
October 2007 - December 2007 MPI Bonn
September 2009 - December 2009 HIM, Bonn