Geographie und Hochgebirgsgeomorphologie

Prof. Dr. Matthias Kuhle

In memoriam Matthias Kuhle

Born: 20th April 1948 in Berlin.

Died: 25th April 2015 in Nepal.

Personal data:

Final examination (Staatsexamen), Free University of Berlin, 1972. Subjects: German Philology, Geography, Philosophy

Doctorate (PhD): 1975, University of Göttingen. Subjects: Geography, Geology, Philosophy. - Monograph on the Glaciation of South-Iranian High Mountains

Habilitation in Geography 1980, University of Göttingen. Dissertation: Dhaulagiri- and Annapurna Himalaya (Nepal). A Contribution to the Geomorphology of extreme High Mountains

Nomination to a Professor of Geography at the University of Göttingen, 1983

Appointment to a Professor of Geography and High Mountain Geomorphology at the University of Göttingen, 1990

Editor of "Geography International" since 2007.

Accomplishment of 44 scientific High Mountain expeditions

Collaborator in study groups:

- INQUA Commission on Glaciation, Work Group 5 "Extent and Chronology of Glaciations", seit 1996

- International Geological Correlation Projekt (IGCP) 415 "Grand Late Quaternary Glaciation in Asia: Its Extent and Impact on continental Hydrology and Runoff"

- INQUA Palaeoclimate Commission (PALCOMM)

- INQUA Commission on Terrestrial Processes, Deposits and History (TERPRO)

Main areas of research:

High- and Central Asia (Research areas M. Kuhle 1973-2014), Mountain Ranges of Germany, Andes, Arctis.

Priorities of research:

Geography, Physical Geography, Geomorphology, Glaciology, Periglacial Geomorphology, Climatology, High Mountain Ecology,
Traffic and Tourism in High Mountain areas

Himalaya, Karakoram, Ice Stream Networks, Tibetan Ice Sheet (LGP), Ice Age research, Tibetan Ice sheet as Ice Age trigger (Paleoclimatology)

Science Theory

Zenons Paradoxien der Bewegung und die Disjunktion zwischen Kalkül und Information