55 Notable alumni of
Darmstadt University of Technology

The Darmstadt University of Technology is 836th in the world, 284th in Europe, and 37th in Germany by aggregated alumni prominence. Below is the list of 55 notable alumni from the Darmstadt University of Technology sorted by their wiki pages popularity. The directory includes famous graduates and former students along with research and academic staff.

  1. Chaim Weizmann

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    Chaim Weizmann
    Born in
    Belarus Flag Belarus
    Years
    1874-1952 (aged 78)
    Occupations
    chemistpoliticianpedagogueautobiographeruniversity teacher
    Biography

    Chaim Azriel Weizmann was a Russian-born biochemist, Zionist leader and Israeli statesman who served as president of the Zionist Organization and later as the first president of Israel. He was elected on 16 February 1949, and served until his death in 1952. It was Weizmann who convinced the United States government to recognize the newly formed state of Israel.

  2. El Lissitzky

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    El Lissitzky
    Born in
    Russia Flag Russia
    Years
    1890-1941 (aged 51)
    Occupations
    painterarchitectgraphic designerphotographerartist
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    Lazar Markovich Lissitzky, known as El Lissitzky (Russian: Эль Лиси́цкий, Yiddish: על ליסיצקי‎), was a Russian artist, designer, photographer, typographer, polemicist and architect. He was an important figure of the Russian avant-garde, helping develop suprematism with his mentor, Kazimir Malevich, and designing numerous exhibition displays and propaganda works for the Soviet Union. His work greatly influenced the Bauhaus and constructivist movements, and he experimented with production techniques and stylistic devices that would go on to dominate 20th-century graphic design.

  3. Mikhail Dolivo-Dobrovolsky

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    Mikhail Dolivo-Dobrovolsky
    Born in
    Russia Flag Russia
    Years
    1862-1919 (aged 57)
    Occupations
    inventorphysicistengineer
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    Mikhail Osipovich Dolivo-Dobrovolsky was a Polish-Russian engineer, electrician, and inventor.

  4. Peter Grünberg

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    Peter Grünberg
    Born in
    Czech Republic Flag Czech Republic
    Years
    1939-2018 (aged 79)
    Occupations
    physicistuniversity teacher
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    Peter Andreas Grünberg was a German physicist, and Nobel Prize in Physics laureate for his discovery with Albert Fert of giant magnetoresistance which brought about a breakthrough in gigabyte hard disk drives.

  5. Hans Dieter Pötsch

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    Hans Dieter Pötsch
    Born in
    Austria Flag Austria
    Years
    1951-.. (age 70)
    Occupations
    industrial engineer
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    Hans Dieter Pötsch is an Austrian businessman, the chairman of the executive board of Porsche SE, and chairman of the supervisory board of Volkswagen since 2015, when he succeeded Ferdinand Piëch.

  6. Oliver Zipse

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    Oliver Zipse
    Born in
    Germany Flag Germany
    Years
    1964-.. (age 57)
    Occupations
    manager
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    Oliver Zipse is a German manager who has been serving as Chairman of the Board of Management (CEO) of BMW since 16 August 2019.

  7. Josef Ganz

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    Josef Ganz
    Born in
    Hungary Flag Hungary
    Years
    1898-1967 (aged 69)
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    inventorjournalistengineer
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    Dipl.-Ing. Josef Ganz was a German car designer born in Budapest, Austro-Hungarian Empire (now Hungary).

  8. Gerhard Herzberg

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    Gerhard Herzberg
    Born in
    Germany Flag Germany
    Years
    1904-1999 (aged 95)
    Occupations
    astronomerphysicistchemistuniversity teacher
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    Gerhard Heinrich Friedrich Otto Julius Herzberg, was a German-Canadian pioneering physicist and physical chemist, who won the Nobel Prize for Chemistry in 1971, "for his contributions to the knowledge of electronic structure and geometry of molecules, particularly free radicals". Herzberg's main work concerned atomic and molecular spectroscopy. He is well known for using these techniques that determine the structures of diatomic and polyatomic molecules, including free radicals which are difficult to investigate in any other way, and for the chemical analysis of astronomical objects. Herzberg served as Chancellor of Carleton University in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada from 1973 to 1980.

  9. Wolfgang Bernhard

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    Wolfgang Bernhard
    Born in
    Germany Flag Germany
    Years
    1960-.. (age 61)
    Occupations
    businessperson
    Biography

    Wolfgang Bernhard is a former member of the Board of Management of Daimler AG. He served as the former President and COO of Chrysler from 2000 to 2004.

  10. Fritz von Opel

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    Fritz von Opel
    Born in
    Germany Flag Germany
    Years
    1899-1971 (aged 72)
    Occupations
    inventorracing automobile driverengineermotorcycle rider
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    Fritz Adam Hermann von Opel, known as Fritz Adam Hermann Opel until his father was ennobled in 1917, was the only son of Wilhelm von Opel and a grandson of Adam Opel, founder of the Opel company. He is remembered mostly for his spectacular demonstrations of rocket propulsion that earned him the nickname "Rocket Fritz".

  11. Johann-Dietrich Wörner

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    Johann-Dietrich Wörner
    Born in
    Germany Flag Germany
    Years
    1954-.. (age 67)
    Occupations
    engineeruniversity teacher
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    Johann-Dietrich "Jan" Wörner is a German civil engineer, university professor and former president of Technische Universität Darmstadt. He served as chairman of the executive board of the German Aerospace Center DLR from 1 March 2007 to 30 June 2015. On 1 July 2015, he succeeded Jean-Jacques Dordain as Director General of the European Space Agency.

  12. Christoph Franz

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    Christoph Franz
    Born in
    Germany Flag Germany
    Years
    1960-.. (age 61)
    Occupations
    entrepreneurbusinessperson
    Biography

    Christoph Franz is a German engineer and manager who served as chief executive officer of Lufthansa from 2011 until 2014.

  13. Paul Wallot

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    Paul Wallot
    Born in
    Germany Flag Germany
    Years
    1841-1912 (aged 71)
    Occupations
    architectuniversity teacher
    Biography

    Johann Paul Wallot was a German architect of Huguenot descent, best known for designing the Reichstag building in Berlin, erected between 1884 and 1894. He also built the adjacent Palace of the President of the Reichstag, finished in 1904, and the former Saxon Ständehaus state diet building of 1906 at Brühl's Terrace in Dresden.

  14. Fritz Schilgen

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    Fritz Schilgen
    Born in
    Germany Flag Germany
    Years
    1906-2005 (aged 99)
    Occupations
    athletics competitorengineer
    Biography

    Fritz Schilgen was a German athlete and the final torchbearer of the first Olympic torch relay at the 1936 Summer Games.

  15. Carl Adam Petri

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    Carl Adam Petri
    Born in
    Germany Flag Germany
    Years
    1926-2010 (aged 84)
    Occupations
    mathematiciancomputer scientistengineeruniversity teacher
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    Carl Adam Petri was a German mathematician and computer scientist.

  16. Wilhelm von Opel

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    Wilhelm von Opel
    Born in
    Germany Flag Germany
    Years
    1871-1948 (aged 77)
    Occupations
    entrepreneurengineer
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    Wilhelm von Opel, known as Wilhelm Opel before being ennobled in 1917, was one of the founders of the German automobile manufacturer Opel. He introduced the assembly line to the German automobile industry.

  17. Ottmar Edenhofer

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    Ottmar Edenhofer
    Born in
    Germany Flag Germany
    Years
    1961-.. (age 60)
    Occupations
    economistuniversity teacher
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    Ottmar Georg Edenhofer is a German economist who is regared as one of the world's leading experts on climate change policy, environmental and energy policy, and energy economics. His work has been heavily cited. Edenhofer currently holds the professorship of the Economics of Climate Change at the Technical University of Berlin. Together with Earth scientist Johan Rockström, economist Ottmar Edenhofer is scientific director of the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research (PIK), representing the interdisciplinary and solutions-oriented approach of the institute. Furthermore, he is director of the Mercator Research Institute on Global Commons and Climate Change (MCC). From 2008 to 2015 he served as one of the co-chairs of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Working Group III "Mitigation of Climate Change".

  18. Carl Georg Ludwig Wilhelm Weyprecht

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    Carl Georg Ludwig Wilhelm Weyprecht
    Born in
    Germany Flag Germany
    Years
    1838-1889 (aged 51)
    Occupations
    entomologistexplorermeteorologistmilitary personnel
    Biography

    Karl Weyprecht, also spelt Carl Weyprecht, was an Austro-Hungarian explorer. He was an officer (k.u.k. Linienschiffsleutnant) in the Austro-Hungarian Navy. He is most famous as an Arctic explorer, and an advocate of international cooperation for scientific polar exploration. Although he did not live to see it occur, he is associated with the organisation of the first International Polar Year.

  19. Michael Meister

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    Michael Meister
    Born in
    Germany Flag Germany
    Years
    1961-.. (age 60)
    Enrolled in the Darmstadt University of Technology
    1980-1985 studied mathematics
    Occupations
    politicianmathematician
    Biography

    Michael Meister is a German mathematician and politician of the Christian Democratic Union (CDU) who has been serving as a member of the Bundestag from the state Hesse since 1994. Since 2018, he has been serving as Parliamentary State Secretary at the Federal Ministry of Education and Research in the government of Chancellor Angela Merkel.

  20. Egon Ramms

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    Egon Ramms
    Born in
    Germany Flag Germany
    Years
    1948-.. (age 73)
    Occupations
    career soldier
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    Egon Ramms is a retired German general who held numerous international commands. Ramms is a father of two.

  21. Paul Friedrich Wolfskehl

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    Paul Friedrich Wolfskehl
    Born in
    Germany Flag Germany
    Years
    1856-1906 (aged 50)
    Occupations
    mathematicianphysician
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    Paul Friedrich Wolfskehl, was a physician with an interest in mathematics. He bequeathed 100,000 marks (equivalent to 1,000,000 pounds in 1997 money) to the first person to prove Fermat's Last Theorem.

  22. Richard Kauffmann

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    Richard Kauffmann
    Born in
    Germany Flag Germany
    Years
    1887-1958 (aged 71)
    Enrolled in the Darmstadt University of Technology
    In 1907 studied architecture
    Occupations
    architecturban planner
    Biography

    Richard Kauffmann was a German-Jewish architect who migrated to Palestine in 1920. His architecture was influenced by Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, a proponent of the International Style, and was applied to the local landscape, laying the architectural groundwork for the nascent State of Israel and the White City, as Tel Aviv's International Style architecture became known.

  23. Yannis Milios

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    Yannis Milios
    Born in
    Greece Flag Greece
    Years
    1952-.. (age 69)
    Occupations
    economistuniversity teacherpolitician
    Biography

    John Milios is a Greek social scientist and Marxian economics scholar. He is Professor of Political Economy and the History of Economic Thought at the National Technical University of Athens. An author of several scholarly books, Milios is also director of the quarterly journal of economic theory Theseis.

  24. Matthias Kollatz

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    Matthias Kollatz
    Born in
    Germany Flag Germany
    Years
    1957-.. (age 64)
    Enrolled in the Darmstadt University of Technology
    Studied physics
    Occupations
    economistnon-fiction writer
    Biography

    Matthias Kollatz is a German politician of the Social Democratic Party of Germany (SPD) who has been serving as State Minister of Finance in the government of Mayor Michael Müller of Berlin since 2014.

  25. Peter Gruss

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    Peter Gruss
    Born in
    Germany Flag Germany
    Years
    1949-.. (age 72)
    Occupations
    biologistuniversity teacher
    Biography

    Peter Gruss is a German developmental biologist, president of the Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology, and the former president of the Max-Planck-Gesellschaft (having been elected for the term from 2002 to 2008 and reelected for 2008–2014).

  26. Bernd Sturmfels

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    Bernd Sturmfels
    Born in
    Germany Flag Germany
    Years
    1962-.. (age 59)
    Occupations
    mathematiciancomputer scientist
    Biography

    Bernd Sturmfels is a Professor of Mathematics and Computer Science at the University of California, Berkeley and is a director of the Max Planck Institute for Mathematics in the Sciences in Leipzig since 2017.

  27. Petra Fuhrmann

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    Petra Fuhrmann
    Born in
    Germany Flag Germany
    Years
    1955-2019 (aged 64)
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    Petra Fuhrmann was a German politician who was a member of the Landtag of Hesse for 20 years.

  28. August Föppl

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    August Föppl
    Born in
    Germany Flag Germany
    Years
    1854-1924 (aged 70)
    Occupations
    engineeruniversity teacher
    Biography

    August Otto Föppl was a professor of Technical Mechanics and Graphical Statics at the Technical University of Munich, Germany. He is credited with introducing the Föppl–Klammer theory and the Föppl–von Kármán equations (large deflection of elastic plates).

  29. Franz-Josef Kemper

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    Franz-Josef Kemper
    Born in
    Germany Flag Germany
    Years
    1945-.. (age 76)
    Occupations
    athletics competitoruniversity teacher
    Biography

    Franz-Josef Kemper is a German athlete, Olympian, and official. He achieved his greatest success as a middle-distance runner in the 1960s and 1970s.

  30. Alfons Rissberger

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    Alfons Rissberger
    Born in
    Germany Flag Germany
    Years
    1948-.. (age 73)
    Occupations
    university teacherwriter
    Biography

    Alfons Rissberger is a German entrepreneur, business consultant, and author.

  31. Ulrich Eichhorn

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    Ulrich Eichhorn
    Born in
    Germany Flag Germany
    Years
    1961-.. (age 60)
    Occupations
    engineer
    Biography

    Ulrich Eichhorn is a German engineer, manager and car designer.

  32. Christof Leng

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    Christof Leng
    Born in
    Germany Flag Germany
    Years
    1975-.. (age 46)
    Occupations
    computer scientistpolitician
    Biography

    Christof Leng is a German computer scientist and politician. As a founding member of the Pirate Party Germany, he became its first leader on 10 September 2006 and held the post until May 2007.

  33. Walter Haeussermann

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    Walter Haeussermann
    Born in
    Germany Flag Germany
    Years
    1914-2010 (aged 96)
    Occupations
    aerospace engineerengineeruniversity teacherscientist
    Biography

    Walter Haeussermann was a German-American aerospace engineer and member of the "von Braun rocket group", both at Peenemünde and later at Marshall Space Flight Center, where he was the director of the guidance and control laboratory. He was awarded the Department of the Army Decoration for Exceptional Civilian Service in 1959 for his contributions to the US rocket program.

  34. Amardeo Sarma

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    Amardeo Sarma
    Born in
    Germany Flag Germany
    Years
    1955-.. (age 66)
    Occupations
    journalistwriter
    Biography

    Amardeo Sarma is a qualified engineer for electrical and telecommunications engineering, chair of the Gesellschaft zur wissenschaftlichen Untersuchung von Parawissenschaften (GWUP) and former chair of the European Council of Skeptical Organisations. Professionally, he works for NEC Laboratories Europe.

  35. Harald Rose

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    Harald Rose
    Born in
    Germany Flag Germany
    Years
    1935-.. (age 86)
    Occupations
    physicistuniversity teacher
    Biography

    Harald Rose is a German physicist.

  36. Friedrich Maximilian Hessemer

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    Friedrich Maximilian Hessemer
    Born in
    Germany Flag Germany
    Years
    1800-1860 (aged 60)
    Occupations
    architectpoetwriter
    Biography

    Friedrich Maximilian Hessemer was a German architect and author.

  37. Sigurd Hofmann

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    Sigurd Hofmann
    Born in
    Czech Republic Flag Czech Republic
    Years
    1944-.. (age 77)
    Occupations
    physicist
    Biography

    Sigurd Hofmann is a physicist known for his work on superheavy elements.

  38. Marian Lutosławski

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    Marian Lutosławski
    Born in
    Poland Flag Poland
    Years
    1871-1918 (aged 47)
    Occupations
    electrical engineercivil engineer
    Biography

    Marian Lutosławski was a Polish mechanical engineer and inventor born during the foreign partitions of Poland. He studied at the Technical University in Riga, then also part of Russia, and obtained a diploma in electrical engineering from the Technical University of Darmstadt in Germany. Lutosławski installed the first power station in a residential neighbourhood in Warsaw, and introduced new techniques such as the three-phase current. In 1900 he built the country's first power plant fueled by a diesel internal combustion engine for Hotel Bristol, Warsaw. He also designed the first two reinforced concrete bridges in Lublin in 1908 and 1909. Lutosławski was arrested in 1918 by the Bolsheviks, and was executed without trial near Moscow as a "counterrevolutionary".

  39. Wolfgang Rösch

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    Wolfgang Rösch
    Born in
    Germany Flag Germany
    Years
    1959-.. (age 62)
    Occupations
    Catholic priest
    Biography

    Wolfgang Rösch is a German Catholic priest. He was from 2010 to 2013 Dean of Wiesbaden at the parish St. Bonifatius. From 23 October 2013 he has been vicar general of the Diocese of Limburg, also administering the diocese during the absence of the bishop.

  40. Kurt Mahr

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    Kurt Mahr
    Born in
    Germany Flag Germany
    Years
    1934-1993 (aged 59)
    Occupations
    writerscience fiction writer
    Biography

    Kurt Mahr was German author and one of the first authors of the series Perry-Rhodan, the largest Science fiction series of the world.

  41. Michael Evenari

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    Michael Evenari
    Born in
    France Flag France
    Years
    1904-1989 (aged 85)
    Occupations
    botanistuniversity teacher
    Biography

    Michael Evenari was an Israeli botanist originally from Germany.

  42. Gerhard Hennige

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    Gerhard Hennige
    Born in
    Germany Flag Germany
    Years
    1940-.. (age 81)
    Occupations
    athletics competitorsprinter
    Biography

    Gerhard Hennige is a retired German sprinter. He won a silver medal in the 400 m hurdles at the 1968 Olympics, setting a European record in the semifinals. He was also part of the 4 × 400 m West German teams that finished third at the 1968 Olympics and 1969 European Championships. In 1967 he won the European Cup in the 400 m hurdles, and in 1968 he was awarded the Silbernes Lorbeerblatt.

  43. Heinrich Müller-Breslau

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    Heinrich Müller-Breslau
    Born in
    Poland Flag Poland
    Years
    1851-1925 (aged 74)
    Occupations
    civil engineerengineeruniversity teacherpolitician
    Biography

    Heinrich Franz Bernhard Müller was a German civil engineer and high school teacher. He provided significant contributions to the theory of beams and frames in structural analysis.

  44. Jovanka Bončić-Katerinić

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    Jovanka Bončić-Katerinić
    Born in
    Serbia Flag Serbia
    Years
    1887-1966 (aged 79)
    Occupations
    engineerarchitect
    Biography

    Jovanka Bončić-Katerinić was a Serbian and then Yugoslav architect who worked in the interwar period. Born in Serbia, Bončić-Katerinić was the first woman to obtain an engineering degree in Imperial Germany.

  45. Gerhard Weikum

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    Gerhard Weikum
    Born in
    Germany Flag Germany
    Years
    1957-.. (age 64)
    Occupations
    computer scientistuniversity teacherresearcher
    Biography

    Gerhard Weikum is a Research Director at the Max Planck Institute for Informatics in Saarbrücken, Germany, where he is leading the databases and information systems department. His current research interests include transactional and distributed systems, self-tuning database systems, data and text integration, and the automatic construction of knowledge bases. He is one of the creators of the YAGO knowledge base. He is also the Dean of the International Max Planck Research School for Computer Science.

  46. Peter von Halm

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    Peter von Halm
    Born in
    Germany Flag Germany
    Years
    1854-1923 (aged 69)
    Occupations
    printmakeruniversity teacher
    Biography

    Peter Ignaz Johann Halm, later Von Halm, was a German etcher who served as a Professor of etching at the Academy of Fine Arts, Munich, from 1901 to 1923.

  47. Christoph Thiele

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    Christoph Thiele
    Born in
    Germany Flag Germany
    Years
    1968-.. (age 53)
    Occupations
    mathematicianuniversity teacher
    Biography

    Christoph Thiele is a German mathematician working in the field of harmonic analysis. After completing his undergraduate studies at TU Darmstadt and Bielefeld University, his Ph.D. was obtained in 1995 at Yale under the supervision of Ronald Coifman. After spending time at UCLA where he was promoted to full professor, he occupies the Hausdorff Chair at the University of Bonn.

  48. Oliver Bimber

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    Oliver Bimber
    Born in
    Germany Flag Germany
    Years
    1973-.. (age 48)
    Occupations
    computer scientistuniversity teacher
    Biography

    Oliver Bimber is a German computer scientist. He is professor for computer graphics at the Johannes Kepler University Linz, Austria where he heads the Institute of Computer Graphics.

  49. Dimitris Potiropoulos

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    Dimitris Potiropoulos
    Born in
    Greece Flag Greece
    Years
    1953-.. (age 68)
    Occupations
    architect
    Biography

    Dimitris Potiropoulos was born in Athens in 1953. He is the son of Rigas and Aliki. He studied Architecture at Technische Hochschule Darmstadt, in Germany. During his studies, he served as a Scientific Associate at the Chair of Free Hand Drawing from 1978 to 1980. He specialized in Architectural Design and was awarded a special commendation for his project “Residential Proposal in the Historical Centre of Reutlingen”. He completed his studies in 1981.

  50. Gustaf Wrede

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    Gustaf Wrede
    Born in
    Finland Flag Finland
    Years
    1889-1959 (aged 70)
    Occupations
    businesspersonengineerindustrialist
    Biography

    Gustaf Woldemar Wrede af Elimä was a Finnish Freiherr, engineer and businessman. He is best known for his contribution to Finnish tractor production.

  51. Karl Rohn

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    Karl Rohn
    Born in
    Germany Flag Germany
    Years
    1855-1920 (aged 65)
    Occupations
    mathematicianuniversity teacher
    Biography

    Karl Friedrich Wilhelm Rohn was a German mathematician, who studied geometry.

  52. Wolfgang Händler

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    Wolfgang Händler
    Born in
    Germany Flag Germany
    Years
    1920-1998 (aged 78)
    Occupations
    mathematiciancomputer scientist
    Biography

    Wolfgang Händler was a German mathematician, pioneering computer scientist and professor at Leibniz University Hannover (Lehrstuhl für elektronische Rechenanlagen) and University of Erlangen–Nuremberg (Institut für Mathematische Maschinen und Datenverarbeitung) known for his work on automata theory, parallel computing, artificial intelligence, man-machine interfaces and computer graphics.

  53. Wolfgang Steinert

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    Wolfgang Steinert
    Born in
    Germany Flag Germany
    Years
    1940-2010 (aged 70)
    Occupations
    engineer
    Biography

    Wolfgang Gerhard Herbert Steinert was a German electrical engineer.

  54. Nils G. Walter

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    Nils G. Walter
    Born in
    Germany Flag Germany
    Years
    1966-.. (age 55)
    Occupations
    chemist
    Biography

    Nils G. Walter, Dr. Ing., is the Francis S. Collins Collegiate Professor of Chemistry, Biophysics, and Biological Chemistry at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. Research in the Nils Walter Lab focuses on non-coding RNA through the lens of single molecule techniques. He is the Founding Director of the Single Molecule Analysis in real-Time Center at Michigan. In addition, Walter is the Founding Co-Director for the University of Michigan Center for RNA Biomedicine whose mission is to enrich the university’s intellectual and training environment around RNA Biomedicine. He is currently the Co-Director of the Microfluidics in Biomedical Sciences Training Program and an Associate Director for the Michigan Post-baccalaureate Research Education Program (PREP).

  55. Henry J. Hefty

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    Henry J. Hefty
    Born in
    Switzerland Flag Switzerland
    Years
    1858-1915 (aged 57)
    Occupations
    architect
    Biography

    Henry John Hefty was an immigrant from Switzerland who worked as an architect based in Portland, Oregon, United States.