Short CV of Michael Bach   (→full version,   →Wikipedia entry)

1950             Born in Berlin
1970–1977Studied Physics, Psychology and Computer Science in Bochum and Freiburg
1978–1981PhD thesis, supervised by Prof Burkhart Fischer & Prof Jürgen Krüger: “Interaction between neurones in the visual cortex based on recordings with a multi-microelectrode”
1983–1999Head of the Electrophysiological Laboratory in the Department of Ophthalmology, University of Freiburg
1991Habilitation and venia legendi for ‘Neurobiophysik’
1998Appointed as Professor (APL)
1999Professional appointment as “Akademischer Direktor”
1999–2015Head of Section Visual Function / Electrophysiology
2004–2011President of ISCEV (two terms)
2008–Scientific Board of The Barn
2008–Secretary Kunstverein Gundelfingen (local art society)
2013–2024Director of International Communications of ISCEV (three terms)
2013–Scientific Board of GWUP
2015–Scientist (emeritus), Eye Center, University Medical Center Freiburg
2021–Scientific Advisory Board, iHCDP
2022–Music Duo “MmM”


>315 peer-reviewed papers,   >900 oral presentations,   >20 book chapters,   1 book,
h-index 68,   website visual phenomena/illusions

Awards, Recognition

2006  Elfriede-Aulhorn-Preis
2008Portrayed in ‘Die Zeit’
2012“Exceptionally good review”, IOVS
2013ECVP Tom Troscianko Prize (for the most outrageous presentation)
2013“Exceptionally good review”, IOVS & JOV
2015ISCEV Adachi Award
2016“Exceptionally good review”, JOV & TVST
2017Alumni-Medaille der Universitäts-Augenklinik München
2018Honorary Member of ISCEV
2018von Graefe Award der DOG
2019“Exceptionally good review”, TVST
2021Elfriede-Aulhorn Keynote, DOG 2021 Congress
2022Ehrennadel in Gold vom Landesverband Amateurtheater
2024Ranked in the top 0.05% of all scholars worldwide