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Ulla Mitzdorf
Born15 March 1944
Died19 July 2013 (2013-07-20) (aged 69) [1]
Scientific career
FieldsNeuroscience, physics, chemistry, psychology, physiology, medicine and gender studies
InstitutionsTechnical University Munich, Max-Planck Institute of Psychiatry, Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich

Ulla Mitzdorf (15 March 1944 – 19 July 2013) was a German scientist. She contributed to diverse areas including physics, chemistry, psychology, physiology, medicine and gender studies.

Life and Scientific Work

Mitzdorf gained her doctorate in 1974 at the Technical University Munich in theoretical chemistry. Subsequently she worked as scholar at the Max-Planck Institute of Psychiatry in Munich. In 1983 she habilitated in physiology,[2] and in 1984 in medical psychology and neurobiology at the Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich.

From 1988 to 2009 she was Fiebiger Professor for medical psychology at the Ludwig Maximilan University.[2] Simultaneously, she was from 2000 to 2006 women's affairs officer and spokeswoman of the state conference of women and gender equality officers in Bavarian universities.

Ulla Mitzdorf significantly contributed to the understanding of local field potentials (LFPs) in the central nervous system. By implementing the technique of current source density (CSD)[3] she provided additional evidence for the theory that cortical LFPs result from the synaptic activity[3] in the brain.

Mitzdorf died after a short illness on 19 July 2013, aged 69.[4]


  1. ^ "Frau Dr Ulla Mitzdorf".
  2. ^ a b Chronik der Ludwigs-Maximilians-Universität München 1986–1988 (PDF). München: Präsidialkollegium der Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München. p. 29. ISBN 3-922480-05-5. Retrieved 6 April 2021.
  3. ^ a b Destexhe, Alain; Goldberg, Joshua A. (2014). "LFP Analysis: Overview". Encyclopedia of Computational Neuroscience: 1–5. doi:10.1007/978-1-4614-7320-6_782-1. ISBN 978-1-4614-7320-6.
  4. ^ "Ehemalige LMU-Frauenbeauftragte verstorben - LMU München". (in German). Archived from the original on 7 April 2020. Retrieved 22 November 2020.