Prof. Dr. Klaus-Dieter Mathes
Prof. Dr. Klaus-Dieter Mathes works as a Tibetologist at the University of Vienna. His research in progress deals with the Indian origins of Tibetan mahāmudrā traditions. He obtained a PhD from Marburg University (Germany) with a study of one of the five treatises of Maitreya, the Dharmadharmatāvibhāga (a subtle analysis of the distinction made between the ordinary phenomenal world and the true nature of these phenomena).
After his Habilitation, Klaus-Dieter Mathes was invited by the University of Vienna as a visiting professor at the Department of Tibetan and Buddhist Studies from Oct. 2004 till June 2005 (winter semester 04/05 and summer semester 05) and from April till June 2006 (summer semester 06).