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Name:  Mario Markus
Date of birth:  July 29th, 1944
Place of birth:  Santiago de Chile
Nationality: German
Parents: Erwin and Liselotte Markus

12 first years in the "Liceo Manuel de Salas", Santiago de Chile
July/61 - July/62: AFS-scholarship to the USA
January/63: Final School examinations in Santiago

March 63 - March 65: Mathematics, Biology, Chemistry and Physics at the Universidad de Chile
April 65 - February 70: Physics in Heidelberg (Secondary subject: Mathematics)
"Diplomarbeit" about the pinch-effect in semiconductor plasmas with Prof. K. Tamm at the Institut fuer Angewandte Physik of the University of Heidelberg
February 70:  "Diplom"-examinations
March 70 - February 73: Doctorate thesis about instabilities in electron-hole plasmas at the Institut für Angewandte Physik of the University of Heidelberg
February 73: Doctorate degree (Dr. rer. nat.). Main subject: Physics; 
secondary subject: Mathematics and Physical Chemistry
April 73 - January 74: Research Assistant at the 'Institut fuer Theoretische Physik' of the University of Heidelberg
April 74 - January 75: Research scholarship at the Max-Planck-Institut fuer Biophysik, Frankfurt
Since January 75: Research fellow at the Max-Planck-Institut fuer Ernaehrungsphysiologie, Dortmund
April 88 - April 90: "Profesor agregado" at the Universidad Católica de Chile.
July 13, 88:  Appointment for teaching ("Privat-Dozent") at the Physics Department of the University of Dortmund
Since March 93: Head of working group at the Max-Planck-Institut für molekulare Physiologie, Dortmund.
Since August 14, 97: Professor (apl. Prof.) at the University of Dortmund
March 17, 04: Appointment as corresponding member of the Academy of Sciences of Chile (click here)
December 09 - now: Official retirement. Continuation of research on quasi-two-dimensional crystals.
Writing of books on popular science.