Sabbatical in Dresden

I am currently on leave from Notre Dame and this spring I am a Visiting Scientist at the Max Planck Institute for Physics of Complex Systems in Dresden, Germany. This is one of the network of Max Planck Institutes in Germany. Here I am working with the group that studies nonlinear timeseries of a variety of types of data: quantum mechanics, fluid dynamics, theoretical biology, lasers, materials shaping, economics and now quantitative psychology.

As time goes on, I will continue to upload pictures to this page. Since the page has become quite lengthy, I've taken the step of breaking it into a number of thematic pieces so that those with modems don't have to wait so long for it to load.

Swiss Saxony Hike Parts 1 & 2

On Easter Sunday and again in the middle of May I went hiking in the Swiss Saxony region near Dresden. It's a beautiful area of cliffs and forests along the Elbe River. The cliffs are composed of the limestone from which Dresden's historic buildings are constructed.

Vienna in the Spring Parts 1 & 2

On April 23rd and 24th I was in Vienna to give a talk at the University of Vienna. Here is a tour around the city guided by Notre Dame assistant professor Matthias Scheutz.

Vienna in the Spring Part 3

From May 11 through 14 Valerie and I were in Vienna for a vacation weekend. Here are some pictures of the Stephan's Cathedral and more Viennese architecture and life.


On April 3rd I took a trip to Berlin. Here are some pictures from new and old Berlin.

Dresden along the Elbe

This tour takes us along the promenade on the Elbe, the so-called "Front Porch of Europe".

Dresden City Center

A walk from the Zwinger to the Elbe.

Dresden Old Market to the Elbe

A walk from the Old Market to the Cathedral.

Around the Institute

Some scenes from around the Max Planck Institute and my little apartment.