Prof. Dr. Martin Burger

Head of Research Unit at DESY

As a research unit of Helmholtz Imaging, Martin leads the Computional Imaging Group at DESY. Together with his team, he is developing imaging reconstruction methods and novel mathematical tools enabling the further development.

Martin has his background in applied mathematics, where he specialized in the fields of inverse problems, mathematical modelling, and partial differential equations. His appointment at DESY is joint with a full professor position in the mathematics department of Universität Hamburg. Before joining Helmholtz Imaging Martin was full professor at Universität Münster and later Friedrich-Alexander Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg.

He is a world-leading expert in inverse problems and applied mathematics and received numerous honors and grants, including the Calderon prize of the inverse problems international association (IPIA) and the ERC Consolidator Grant 2014. He was invited speaker of the leading mathematics conferences ECM (2021), ICM (2022), and ICIAM (2023). He serves on several committees and editorial boards; since 2017 he is an editor-in-chief of the European Journal of Applied Mathematics (Cambridge University Press).


Academic career

Since 2023 Leading Scientist at DESY and Full Professor at Universität Hamburg
2018-2023 Full Professor at FAU Erlangen-Nürnberg
2006-2018 Full Professor at Universität Münster
2004-2006 Assistant Professor at Johannes Kepler Universität Linz
2003-2004 CAM Assistant Professor at University of California Los Angeles
2002-2003 Assistant Professor at Johannes Kepler Universität Linz
2000-2001 Postdoc at Johannes Kepler Universität Linz
1998-2000 Phd Student at Johannes Kepler Universität Linz
1994-1998 Studies of Mathematics at at Johannes Kepler Universität Linz and Universita di Milano