John A. Hertz       Curriculum Vitae

 

 

Address:

 

Nordita

Blegdamsvej 17

2100 Copenhagen {\O}, Denmark

telephone: [+45] 3532 5236 (direct); [+45] 3532 5227 (institute)

fax: [+45] 35 38 91 57

email: hertz@nordita.dk

 

Personal data:        

 

Born 10 January 1945; Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, USA

married, two children

United States citizen

 

 

Education:

 

B.A. with honors (Physics), Harvard College, 1966

M.S. (Physics), University of Pennsylvania, 1967

Ph.D. (Physics), University of Pennsylvania, 1970

 

 

Honors

 

Sigma Xi (university of Pennsylvania chapter) research prize, 1971

Alfred P. Sloan Foundation Fellow, 1974--78

 

 

 

Academic fellowships and positions

 

Physics Department, University of Pennsylvania:

Research Fellow (graduate student), 1967--70;

Research Associate (postdoctoral), 1971

Cavendish Laboratory, University of Cambridge:

Research Assistant (postdoctoral), 1971-73

The James Franck Institute and Department of Physics, University of Chicago:

Assistant Professor, 1973--79;

Associate Professor, 1980--81

NORDITA, Copenhagen:

Visiting Professor, 1980-81;

Professor, 1981-- (present position)

 

 

Longer visiting positions:

 

Xerox Palo Alto Research Center:

Visiting Scientist, 1979

Institute for Theoretical Physics, University of California, Santa Barbara:

Visiting Scientist, 1983, 2001

Duke University:

Visiting Professor, 1988

Laboratory of Neuropsychology, National Institute of Mental Health:

Visiting Scientist (`Special Expert'), 1992-93

 

         

 

 

Research areas:

 

Cortical processing: dynamics of neural processing and learning

Characterization and easurement of neural information transmission

 

Statistical mechanics and dynamics of glassy systems:

applications to protein folding and dynamics

 

Functional genomics: dynamics of gene networks

 

 

Publications:

 

author or coauthor of 129 scientific papers in statistical and condensed matter physics and computational biology

 

coauthor (with K H Fischer) of book Spin Glasses, (Cambridge University Press, 1991);

coauthor (with A Krogh and R G Palmer) of book Introduction to the Theory of Neural Computation, (Addison-Wesley, 1991)