Jochen Brüning is a Professor Emeritus in the Department of Mathematics at the Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin. He has been a Full Member of the Berlin-Brandenburg Academy of Sciences and Humanities since 2002. During his tenure as member of »Bild Schrift Zahl« (»Image Script Number«), a research group at the Helmholtz Centre for Cultural Techniques (HZK) active from 2001 to 2007 and funded by the German Research Foundation (DFG), he focused on the diagram as a cultural technique under the project titled »Zeigen und Verweisen« (»Showing and Referring«), and on the interactions between image, script, and number in the presentation, reception, and effect of Euclidean elements in the project »Stocheia«. Jochen Brüning is a member of the Integrative Research Institute for the Sciences - IRIS Adlershof at the Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin and was also involved in constructing the virtual Cabinets of Knowledge, an inventory system for the Humboldt-Universität collections.
Jochen Brüning organises the Helmholtz Lectures in the HZK, funded by Stiftung Mercator.
Geometric analysis, mathematical physics.