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University of Zurich

EDUCATIONAL INSTITUTION

Location:
Zurich, Switzerland

Founding Date:
1525/1833

Enrollment:
23,500

Official Website:
http://www.unizh.ch/

STUDENTS

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Louis Agassiz
Paleontologist
28-May-1807 14-Dec-1873 Ichthyologist at Harvard
Konrad Bloch
Scientist
21-Jan-1912 15-Oct-2000 Cholesterol and fatty acid metabolism
Max Born
Physicist
11-Dec-1882 5-Jan-1970 Pioneer of quantum mechanics
Martin Buber
Philosopher
8-Feb-1878 13-Jun-1965 Ich und Du
Georg Cantor
Mathematician
3-Mar-1845 6-Jan-1918 Founder of set theory
Max Frisch
Novelist
15-May-1911 4-Apr-1991 Homo Faber
Erich Gamma
Computer Programmer
1961   Design Patterns
Walter Hess
Scientist
17-Mar-1881 12-Aug-1973 Brain mapping, neurophysiological methods
Albert Hofmann
Chemist
11-Jan-1906 29-Apr-2008 Discovered LSD
Robinson Jeffers
Poet
10-Jan-1887 20-Jan-1962 Tamar and Other Poems
Carl Jung
Psychiatrist
26-Jul-1875 6-Jun-1961 Inventor of the collective unconscious
Paul Karrer
Chemist
21-Apr-1889 18-Jun-1971 Synthesized vitamins A, B2, E, and K
Florence Kelley
Activist
12-Sep-1859 17-Feb-1932 Founder of National Consumers League
Nicholas Kemmer
Physicist
7-Dec-1911 21-Oct-1998 Nuclear weapons and reactors
Elisabeth Kübler-Ross
Activist
8-Jul-1926 24-Aug-2004 On Death And Dying
Lev Landau
Physicist
22-Jan-1908 1-Apr-1968 Superfluidity of helium
Karl Landsteiner
Scientist
14-Jun-1868 26-Jun-1943 Discovered blood typing
Rosa Luxemburg
Activist
5-Mar-1871 15-Jan-1919 Co-Founder, Communist Party of Germany
Adolf Meyer
Psychiatrist
13-Sep-1866 17-Mar-1950 Commonsense Psychiatry
Walther Nernst
Chemist
25-Jun-1864 18-Nov-1941 Third Law of Thermodynamics
Johann Heinrich Pestalozzi
Educator
12-Jan-1746 17-Feb-1827 Swiss educational reformer
Jean Piaget
Psychologist
9-Aug-1896 17-Sep-1980 Elaborated the stages of childhood
Wilhelm Conrad Röntgen
Physicist
27-Mar-1845 10-Feb-1923 Discovered X-Rays
Maximilian Schell
Actor
8-Dec-1930   Judgment at Nuremberg
Hamilton O. Smith
Scientist
23-Aug-1931   Restriction enzymes (DNA cleavage)
Carl Spitteler
Poet
24-Apr-1845 29-Dec-1924 The Olympic Spring
Artturi Virtanen
Chemist
15-Jan-1895 11-Nov-1973 AIV method of fodder preservation
George Wald
Biologist
18-Nov-1906 12-Apr-1997 Physiology of the retina
Alfred Werner
Chemist
12-Dec-1866 15-Nov-1919 Coordination theory of chemistry
Eric F. Wieschaus
Scientist
8-Jun-1947   Embryonic development of fruit flies

TEACHERS AND PROFESSORS

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Theodor Billroth
Doctor
26-Apr-1829 6-Feb-1894 Viennese surgeon
Eugen Bleuler
Psychiatrist
30-Apr-1857 15-Jul-1939 Coined term schizophrenia
Johann Jakob Bodmer
Author
19-Jul-1698 2-Jan-1783 Von dem Wunderbaren in der Poesie
Georg Büchner
Playwright
17-Oct-1813 19-Feb-1837 Leonce and Lena
Rudolf Clausius
Physicist
2-Jan-1822 24-Aug-1888 Second Law of Thermodynamics
Peter Debye
Physicist
24-Mar-1884 2-Nov-1966 Studied molecular structure, dipoles
Albert Einstein
Physicist
14-Mar-1879 18-Apr-1955 Theory of relativity
Walter Hess
Scientist
17-Mar-1881 12-Aug-1973 Brain mapping, neurophysiological methods
Paul Hindemith
Composer
16-Nov-1895 28-Dec-1963 Mathis der Maler
Carl Jung
Psychiatrist
26-Jul-1875 6-Jun-1961 Inventor of the collective unconscious
Paul Karrer
Chemist
21-Apr-1889 18-Jun-1971 Synthesized vitamins A, B2, E, and K
Max von Laue
Physicist
9-Oct-1879 23-Apr-1960 X-ray crystallography
K. Alex Müller
Physicist
20-Apr-1927   High-temperature superconductivity
Erwin Schrödinger
Physicist
12-Aug-1887 4-Jan-1961 Schrödinger's wave equation
Alfred Werner
Chemist
12-Dec-1866 15-Nov-1919 Coordination theory of chemistry
Rolf M. Zinkernagel
Scientist
6-Jan-1944   T-cells and antigens

ADMINISTRATORS AND TRUSTEES

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Walter Hess
Scientist
17-Mar-1881 12-Aug-1973 Brain mapping, neurophysiological methods
Paul Karrer
Chemist
21-Apr-1889 18-Jun-1971 Synthesized vitamins A, B2, E, and K


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