Dr. Gunther Karsten (Vita)

EDUCATION

 

Scholarship from Colorado College (USA) (on recommendation of the German government)

8/81-5/82

Study of chemistry in Hamburg and Heidelberg:  Honoured with the title Dipl. chemist

5/88

Attending lectures/seminars in biology, psychology and philosophy

10/82-10/87

Completing the 4-semester study course in biotechnology at the Technical University of Munich

12/90

Graduation with the Ph.D. in biochemistry at the Elite University of Munich (magna cum laude)

12/91

Completing the diploma exams in „Business Marketing“ at the University of Hagen

4/97

 

 

PROFFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES

 

Semi-professional photo-model/actor for advertising spots and movies

1998-1993

Founder and director of the „Patent translation office Dr. Karsten & partner”

since 5/92

Founder of the coaching company MemoVision "Memory, Mind & Mental Skills"

since 7/98

  (having lectured e.g. at Microsoft, O2, Bayer, BASF, Lufthansa, VW, EnBW, Hitachi, NDR, IBM)

 

Memory coach for several companies in Spain/Portugal/Turkey/Norway

since 5/00

Author of the beststelling book “Erfolgsgedächtnis” (success memory) published in many countries (for instance in Russia, China & South America)

9/02

Advisor and cooperation partner of global amazmemory education limited in Hongkong

since 9/2006

Author of the beststelling book “Lernen wie ein Weltmeister” (Learning like a world champion)

since 2/2007

 

 

OTHER ACTIVITIES and MEMBERSHIPS

 

Mental coach for the organisation “Promotion of high talented kids” 

since 1/95

Member, proctor, and lector of Mensa in Germany e.V. (Society for high intelligent people)

since 6/85

Member of the advisory board to the “World Memory Sports Council (WMSC)

since 6/00

President of “MemoryXL” (European society for enhancing memory capabilities)

4/02–7/06

Coach of the German National Junior Memory Sport Team

2001

Member of the Lions Club Via Regia

since 12/05

Member of the Ambassador Club of Hour of Power

since 9/07

 

 

ACHIEVMENTS in MEMORY SPORT

 

Winner of the 2nd to 8th and 10th German Memory Championship

´98-´04, 2007

Bronze medal winner of the Memory World Championship in London

8/98,8/00,8/02

Receiving the grandmaster title in memory mind sport (at the Mind Sports Olympiad)

8/99

Victory in the memory competition as coach of the German Junior National Team versus Austria

5/01

Winner of the “ „Prague Open Memory Cup“ in 2001, 2002, and 2003

since 7/01

Vice World Memory Champion 2001, 2005, 2006, & 2008

since 8/01

Winner of the “Austrian open 2002” with 5888 points

11/02

Memory World Champion 2007 with 6986 points (Kingdom of Bahrain)

9/2007

 

 

WORLD RECORDS/TITLES in MEMORY SPORT (selection)

 

Guinness-Weltrekord im Mentalsport (fehlerfreies Memorieren einer 68-stelligen Zahl in 60 s)

11/99-5/06

Guinness world record in „spoken numbers“ with 400 digits
(every 2 s a spoken digit is memorized)

8/2000

World record holder in the discipline „1 h numbers“ (1949 digits in 1 h memorized))

8/05-11/09

5-times World Champion in the discipline “binary numbers”
(3570 [00101110100....] memorized in 30 min)

´00-´03 & ´05

(Guinness) world record (flawless memorizing of 102 digits in 60 s)
(performed in Grand Hyatt/Hongkong)

1/2007

TOP 1 on the all time “Memory Sport World Ranking List” with 7631 points

 7/07-8/08

 

 

COACH OF THE FOLLOWING MEMORY CHAMPIONS

 

Junior Memory World Champion ‘98, Czech Memory Champion ’99, ’00 & ’01, German Female Junior Memory Champion ‘98+’99+’01, German Junior Memory Champion ‘00, German Kid Memory Champion ’01, Junior Female Memory World Champion ’99-’01, Female Memory World Champion ’99-’01, Kid Vize World Champion ´02, Kid World Champion ´04, Kid World Champion ´05, 4-fold Guinness World Record holder (in memorizing birthdays, Munich/Paris/London/Stockholm), Junior Guinness World Record holder (memorizing a maze), Junior Guinness World Record holder etc. (memorizing colours)