Dr. Ulrich Leuthäusser received his diploma in physics from the Technical University of Munich in 1978 and subsequently in 1981 his Dr. rer. nat. in theoretical physics. His areas of work were statistical mechanics and solid state physics.
After two years as a postdoctoral fellow in Seattle, USA, he spent several years at the University of Göttingen doing research and teaching.
From 1988 to 1998 he worked at ESG Elektronik- und Logistik GmbH in München where he headed the department “Processes and Simulations”. His main focus was mathematical modeling and analysis in such different areas as robotics, path planning, system reliability and stock markets. He won several innovation awards and was granted several patents.
In 1999 he became self-employed, working on projects in Systems Engineering and Operations Research. During 2005 and 2010 he worked on a Bayesian Net project for the German Ministry of Defense. After his retirement his interests are the application of physics to sport topics, especially climbing ropes, where he published several theoretical papers on their behavior.