Dr. Richard Schubert

Physicist and 3D-Artist
at Max Planck Alumni Association (MPAA)

Richard Schubert, born in Hof (Germany), studied physics in Bayreuth (Germany) and Grenoble (France). He made his PhD at the Max Planck Institute for Plasma Physics in Garching near Munich, where he developed  a measuring device for nuclear fusion plasmas. For the development of the evaluation algorithms of the raw data he could largely draw on his experiences with the numerical solution of the Heat Equation (2. Prize Jugend froscht Bavaria.). Besides his regular work in research and industry with Siemens Company (microwave sensorics, handling and evaluating huge amounts of raw date) he developed a new method for taking 3D pictures. During many years of intensive work he succeeded in combining perfectly the technical and creative aspects of this then patented technique. Based on this experience he is working on occasions as art/science evaluator for the European Commission in Brussels. Former scholarship holder of the Bavarian Hanns Seidel Foundation, the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) and the French Government he is fluent in English, French and Russian with a good working knowledge of Spanish. As member of different academic alumni organisations he organises “mixed alumni round tables” mainly at the intersection of science, art and politics. Based on that he quite recently presented his concept of “comparative alumnistics” to investigate the differences between different alumni groups as well as their interaction. Currently he focusses on the question whether the changes in these alumni groups could be taken as a representative case study for the ongoing changes in society as a whole.