Prof. Dr. Günther Palm

I studied mathematics at the Universities of Hamburg and Tübingen. After my graduation in mathematics I worked at the Max-Planck-Institute for Biological Cybernetics in Tübingen on the topics of nonlinear systems, associative memory and brain theory. In 1983/84 I was a fellow at the Wissenschaftskolleg in Berlin. From 1988 to 1991 I was professor for theoretical brain research at the University of Düsseldorf. From 1991 to 2016 I was professor for computer science and head of the Department of Neural Information Processing at the University of Ulm. I am working on information theory, neural networks, associative memory and Hebbian cell assemblies.

More on my research topics


  • Co-Editor der Zeitschrift `Neural Networks'
  • Co-Editor der Zeitschrift `Neurocomputing'
  • im Editorial Board der Zeitschrift `Biological Cybernetics'
  • Associate der Zeitschrift `Behavioral and Brain Sciences'
  • Co-Editor der Zeitschrift `Theory in Biosciences'
  • Mitherausgeber der Buchreihe `Conceptual Advances in Brain Research'
  • Gutachtertätigkeit für verschiedene Zeitschriften, internationale Konferenzen und wissenschaftliche Institutionen (DFG, etc.)


  • R. Heim and G. Palm (eds.): Theoretical Approaches to Complex Systems. Springer, Berlin,Heidelberg, New York, 1978 G.
  • Palm: Neural Assemblies. An Alternative Approach to Artificial Intelligence. Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg, New York, 1982
  • G. Palm and A. Aertsen (eds.): Brain Theory. Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg, New York, Tokyo, 1986
  • G.L. Shaw and G. Palm (eds.): Brain Theory Reprint Volume. World Scientific, Singapore, New Jersey, Hong Kong, 1988
  • G. Strube, B. Becker, Ch. Freksa, U.  Hahn, K. Opwis, G. Palm (Hrsg.): Wörterbuch der Kognitionswissenschaft. Klett-Cotta, Stuttgart, 1996
  • R. Loganantharaj, G. Palm, M. Ali (eds.): Intelligent Problem Solving. Methodologies and Approaches. Proceedings 13th International Conference on Industrial and Engineering Applications of Artificial Intelligence and Expert Systems, IEA/AIE 2000. Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence 1821, Subseries of Lecture Notes in Computer Science. Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg, New York, Barcelona, Hong Kong, London, Milan, Paris, Singapore, Tokyo, 2000
  • S. Wermter, G. Palm, M. Elshaw (eds.): Biomimetic Neural Learning for Intelligent Robots. Intelligent Systems, Cognitive Robotics, and Neuroscience. LNAI 3575, Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg, 2005