If you look at the last page of this Universität Tübingen thesis you'll see that Otto was the thesis supervisor. From the second page you will find that the oral qualifying exam was given on 8 December 2010. In attendance were Otto; the Dean, Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Rosenstiel; and Prof. Dr. Nils Schopohl.
My purpose here isn't to beat up on the new Dr. Sonnleitner, who, with an advisor like Otto, has enough problems. But I did want to confirm that as an anonymous commenter said,
They do not care. They give him lecture halls, let him supervise phd theses, and it just does not interest them whether he is teaching something right or wrong.
which was in response to Peter Howell who said
It still puzzles me that the University of Tuebingen still let him teach his crap and use its name in public. I tried to have a discussion with the dean of the chemistry department on this, but he basically told me that they don't care anymore. I just cannot believe that.
And I wanted to point to a Vol. 20, No. 2, 2011 paper by Rössler in Complex Systems, a journal I am not famiar with, but it does have good people on the Editorial Board. Presumably submissions are peer reviewed. They say "Papers submitted to Complex Systems should present results in a manner accessible to a wide readership."
Rössler on Cryodynamics
The first and main reference in Otto's paper is to Sonnleitner's dissertation. The Introduction says
A never-before observed type of dynamical behavior—anti-dissipation in the forward direction of time—was numerically discovered recently .
If that's not grandiose enough, the Abstract begins
A new science called cryodynamics is proposed as a physical discipline as fundamental as thermodynamics.
We learn in Section 9 that
Cryodynamics is such a major addition to physics that “almost everything” appears to be in need of an overhaul in its wake...
Of course it is a great honor to be mentioned in such an important paper:
This paper is dedicated to Roger Penrose on the occasion of his 80th birthday.
If Otto really believes Sonnleitner's thesis is so important, why wasn't he included as a coauthor?
Why are Otto's colleagues at University of Tuebingen allowing him to supervise dissertations, and even sitting on his thesis committees?
And how did this bloviation get published?