Academic Career and Research Areas
Prof. Geiger's (*1948) field of research is the area of the methodological and mathematical foundations of risk and decision theory in Operations Research and of safety and security research in the natural, engineering and social sciences. Prof. Geiger studied physics and mathematics at the Universities of Freiburg (Breisgau/Germany), München (Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität) and Cambridge (UK) as well as philosophy and political science at LMU, TUM and the University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA). He received a PhD in physics from LMU (1977), an MA in political science from UCLA (1981) and a PhD ("habilitation") in philosophy of science from TUM (1987). He has been teaching methodology and philosophy of science as a Supernumerary Professor at TUM since 2008.
Geiger G: „Multi-attribute non-expected utility“. Annals of Operations Research. 2012; 196, 263-292.Abstract
Geiger G: “An axiomatic account of status quo-dependent, non-expected utility: pragmatic constraints on rational choice under risk.” Mathematical Social Sciences. 2008; 55, 116–142.Abstract
Geiger G: “Evolutionary Instability: Logical and Material Aspects of a Unified Theory of Biosocial Evolution”. Berlin, Heidelberg, New York: Springer Verlag, 1990.Abstract
Geiger G: "Sociobiology and the Structural Stability of Behavior Patterns". Mathematical Biosciences. 1989; 93, 117 - 145.Abstract
Geiger, G: ”Finite Prandtl Number Convection in Spherical Shells" (mit Riahi, N und Busse, F). Geophysical and Astrophysical Fluid Dynamics. 1982; 20, 307 - 318.Abstract