Andreas Diekmann is since 2003 professor of Sociology at ETH-Zurich, Switzerland. Before this, he worked as professor for Empirical Social Research and Social Statistics at the Institute of Sociology at the University of Bern, Switzerland. Diekmann is currently member of the German Academy of Sciences Leopoldina, chairman of the section “Economics and Empirical Social Sciences” and member of the senate of the Leopoldina. He is a Fellow of the European Academy of Sociology and a member at the board of various scientific research institutions. His research focuses on experimental game theory, research methods and statistics, environmental sociology and population sociology.