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University of Göttingen

EDUCATIONAL INSTITUTION

Location:
Göttingen, Germany

Founding Date:
1734

Enrollment:
24,000

Official Website:
http://www.uni-goettingen.de/

STUDENTS

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Walter Baade
Astronomer
24-Mar-1893 25-Jun-1960 German-American observational astronomer
Stephen Babcock
Chemist
22-Oct-1843 2-Jul-1931 Chemistry of milk
George Bancroft
Historian
3-Oct-1800 17-Jan-1891 A History of the United States
Ludwig Biermann
Astronomer
13-Mar-1907 12-Jan-1986 Solar winds
Theodor Billroth
Doctor
26-Apr-1829 6-Feb-1894 Viennese surgeon
Otto von Bismarck
Head of State
1-Apr-1815 30-Jul-1898 Unifier of Germany
Patrick M. S. Blackett
Physicist
18-Nov-1897 13-Jul-1974 Cosmic radiation, continental drift
Leonard Bloomfield
Linguist
1-Apr-1887 18-Apr-1949 Structural linguistics of Tagalog
Max Born
Physicist
11-Dec-1882 5-Jan-1970 Pioneer of quantum mechanics
Robert Wilhelm Bunsen
Chemist
31-Mar-1811 16-Aug-1899 Spectrum analysis, bunsen burner
Gottfried August Bürger
Poet
31-Dec-1747 8-Jun-1794 Lenore
Adolf Butenandt
Chemist
24-Mar-1903 18-Jan-1995 Research in sex hormones
Georg Cantor
Mathematician
3-Mar-1845 6-Jan-1918 Founder of set theory
James McKeen Cattell
Psychologist
24-May-1860 20-Jan-1944 Academic freedom
Alonzo Church
Mathematician
14-Jun-1903 11-Aug-1995 Lambda calculus, Church-Turing thesis
Haskell Curry
Mathematician
12-Sep-1900 1-Sep-1982 Combinatory Logic
Richard Dedekind
Mathematician
6-Oct-1831 12-Feb-1916 Developed theory of irrational numbers
Hans G. Dehmelt
Physicist
9-Sep-1922   Co-Inventor of the ion trap
Max Delbrück
Scientist
4-Sep-1906 10-Mar-1981 Molecular structure of viral genes (phages)
John T. Dorrance
Business
11-Nov-1873 21-Sep-1930 Invented condensed soup
Johann Gottfried Eichhorn
Religion
16-Oct-1752 27-Jun-1827 Old Testament scholar and critic
Manfred Eigen
Physicist
9-May-1927   Studied fast chemical reactions
Johann Franz Encke
Astronomer
23-Sep-1791 26-Aug-1865 Investigated comets and asteroids
Rudolf Eucken
Philosopher
5-Jan-1846 14-Sep-1926 Individual and Society
Enrico Fermi
Physicist
29-Sep-1901 29-Nov-1954 First controlled nuclear chain reaction
Gottlob Frege
Mathematician
8-Nov-1848 26-Jul-1925 Mathematical logician
Wilhelm Frick
Government
12-Mar-1877 16-Oct-1946 Authored the Nuremberg Laws
George Gamow
Physicist
4-Mar-1904 19-Aug-1968 Proponent of Big Bang Theory
Carl Friedrich Gauss
Mathematician
30-Apr-1777 23-Feb-1855 Perhaps the greatest German mathematician
Maria Goeppert-Mayer
Physicist
28-Jun-1906 20-Feb-1972 Shell nuclear model
Jürgen Habermas
Philosopher
18-Jun-1929   The Theory of Communicative Action
Richard Burdon Haldane
Government
30-Jul-1856 19-Aug-1928 Lord Chancellor, 1912-15 and 1924
Norman Haworth
Chemist
19-Mar-1883 19-Mar-1950 Carbohydrates and vitamin C
Otto Heckmann
Astronomer
23-Jun-1901 13-May-1983 Investigated cosmic expansion
Heinrich Heine
Poet
13-Dec-1797 17-Feb-1856 Buch der Lieder
Gustav Hertz
Physicist
22-Jul-1887 30-Oct-1975 Franck-Hertz experiment
Gerhard Herzberg
Physicist
25-Dec-1904 3-Mar-1999 Molecular spectroscopy
William E. Hocking
Philosopher
10-Aug-1873 12-Jun-1966 The Meaning of God in Human Experience
August Wilhelm von Hofmann
Chemist
8-Apr-1818 2-May-1892 Organic chemist, researched aniline
Karen Horney
Psychologist
16-Sep-1885 4-Dec-1952 Disputed Freud's concept of "penis envy"
Friedrich Hund
Physicist
4-Feb-1896 31-Mar-1997 Quantum tunneling
Karl Jaspers
Philosopher
23-Feb-1883 26-Feb-1969 Existential thinker
Pascual Jordan
Physicist
18-Oct-1902 31-Jul-1980 Founder of Quantum Mechanics
Theodore von Kármán
Mathematician
11-May-1881 7-May-1963 Kármán vortices
Nicholas Kemmer
Physicist
7-Dec-1911 21-Oct-1998 Nuclear weapons and reactors
Robert Koch
Doctor
11-Dec-1843 27-May-1910 Germ theory of disease
Hans Krebs
Scientist
25-Apr-1900 22-Nov-1981 Tricarboxylic acid cycle
Herbert Kroemer
Physicist
25-Aug-1928   Pioneer in laser technology
Irving Langmuir
Chemist
31-Jan-1881 16-Aug-1957 Inventor of the high-vacuum tube
Max von Laue
Physicist
9-Oct-1879 23-Apr-1960 X-ray crystallography
Richard Lepsius
Historian
23-Dec-1810 10-Jul-1884 German Egyptologist
Karl Lohmann
Chemist
10-Apr-1898 22-Apr-1978 Discovered ATP
Ilya Mechnikov
Scientist
16-May-1845 16-Jul-1916 Researched the immune system
Georg Michaelis
Head of State
8-Sep-1857 24-Jul-1936 German Chancellor 1917
Robert A. Millikan
Physicist
22-Mar-1868 19-Dec-1953 Determined the charge of an electron
August Möbius
Astronomer
17-Nov-1790 26-Sep-1868 Möbius strip
J. Pierpont Morgan
Business
17-Apr-1837 31-Mar-1913 Railroad financier, J. P. Morgan & Co.
John Lothrop Motley
Diplomat
15-Apr-1814 29-May-1877 The Rise of the Dutch Republic
Robert Oppenheimer
Physicist
22-Apr-1904 18-Feb-1967 Physicist, headed the Manhattan Project
Řystein Ore
Mathematician
7-Oct-1899 13-Aug-1968 Ring theorist
Wolfgang Pauli
Physicist
25-Apr-1900 15-Dec-1958 Pauli Exclusion Principle
Ludwig Quidde
Activist
23-Mar-1858 4-Mar-1941 German pacifist, Nobel Prize recipient
Bernhard Riemann
Mathematician
17-Sep-1826 20-Jul-1866 Topologist, also Riemann Hypothesis
August Wilhelm von Schlegel
Scholar
8-Sep-1767 12-May-1845 Über dramatisch Kunst und Literatur
Arthur Schopenhauer
Philosopher
22-Feb-1788 21-Sep-1860 Philosopher of Pessimism
Gerhard Schroeder
Head of State
7-Apr-1944   German Chancellor, 1998-2005
Martin Schwarzschild
Astronomer
31-May-1912 10-Apr-1997 Structure and Evolution of the Stars
Arnold Sommerfeld
Physicist
5-Dec-1868 26-Apr-1951 Fine-structure constant
Peter Struck
Government
24-Jan-1943 19-Dec-2012 German Defense Minister, 2002-05
William Graham Sumner
Educator
30-Oct-1840 12-Apr-1910 Laissez faire sociologist
Edward Teller
Physicist
15-Jan-1908 9-Sep-2003 Father of the Hydrogen Bomb
George Ticknor
Educator
1-Aug-1791 26-Jan-1871 History of Spanish Literature
Ludwig Tieck
Novelist
31-May-1773 28-Apr-1853 Franz Sternbalds Wanderungen
John von Neumann
Mathematician
28-Dec-1903 8-Feb-1957 Computing pioneer, inventor of Game Theory
Friedrich von Schlegel
Philosopher
10-Mar-1772 12-Jan-1829 Founder of the German Romantic movement
Otto Wallach
Chemist
27-Mar-1847 26-Feb-1931 Terpenes and essential oils
Max Weber
Sociologist
21-Apr-1864 14-Jun-1920 The Protestant Ethic
Wilhelm Weber
Physicist
24-Oct-1804 23-Jun-1891 Student of electromagnetism
August Weismann
Biologist
17-Jan-1834 5-Nov-1914 Theory of Germ Plasm
Victor Weisskopf
Physicist
19-Sep-1908 21-Apr-2002 Head of CERN, 1961-65
Richard von Weizsäcker
Head of State
15-Apr-1920   President of Germany, 1984-94
Wilhelm Wien
Physicist
13-Jan-1864 30-Aug-1928 Blackbody radiation
Norbert Wiener
Mathematician
26-Nov-1894 18-Mar-1964 Cybernetics
Eugene Wigner
Physicist
17-Nov-1902 1-Jan-1995 Law of conservation of parity
Thomas Young
Physicist
13-Jun-1773 10-May-1829 Wave Theory of Light

TEACHERS AND PROFESSORS

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Karl Barth
Religion
10-May-1886 9-Dec-1968 Church Dogmatics
Max Born
Physicist
11-Dec-1882 5-Jan-1970 Pioneer of quantum mechanics
Adolf Butenandt
Chemist
24-Mar-1903 18-Jan-1995 Research in sex hormones
Peter Debye
Physicist
24-Mar-1884 2-Nov-1966 Studied molecular structure, dipoles
Richard Dedekind
Mathematician
6-Oct-1831 12-Feb-1916 Developed theory of irrational numbers
Paul Dirac
Physicist
8-Aug-1902 20-Oct-1984 The Principles of Quantum Mechanics
Johann Gottfried Eichhorn
Religion
16-Oct-1752 27-Jun-1827 Old Testament scholar and critic
Manfred Eigen
Physicist
9-May-1927   Studied fast chemical reactions
Enrico Fermi
Physicist
29-Sep-1901 29-Nov-1954 First controlled nuclear chain reaction
James Franck
Physicist
26-Aug-1882 21-May-1964 Franck-Hertz experiment
Albrecht von Haller
Doctor
16-Oct-1708 12-Dec-1777 Elementa Physiologiae Corporis Humani
Otto Heckmann
Astronomer
23-Jun-1901 13-May-1983 Investigated cosmic expansion
Werner Heisenberg
Physicist
5-Dec-1901 1-Feb-1976 Heisenberg Uncertainty Principle
Ejnar Hertzsprung
Astronomer
8-Oct-1873 21-Oct-1967 Hertzsprung-Russell diagram
David Hilbert
Mathematician
23-Jan-1862 14-Feb-1943 Hilbert Space
Friedrich Hund
Physicist
4-Feb-1896 31-Mar-1997 Quantum tunneling
Edmund Husserl
Philosopher
8-Apr-1859 26-Apr-1938 Phenomenological philosopher
Theodore von Kármán
Mathematician
11-May-1881 7-May-1963 Kármán vortices
Max von Laue
Physicist
9-Oct-1879 23-Apr-1960 X-ray crystallography
Johann Tobias Mayer
Astronomer
17-Feb-1723 20-Feb-1762 Kosmographische Nachrichten
Hermann Minkowski
Mathematician
22-Jun-1864 12-Jan-1909 Minkowski space
Rudolph Minkowski
Astronomer
28-May-1895 4-Jan-1976 Galaxies in collision
Walther Nernst
Chemist
25-Jun-1864 18-Nov-1941 Third Law of Thermodynamics
Wolfgang Paul
Physicist
10-Aug-1913 6-Dec-1993 Co-Inventor of the ion trap
Ludwig Prandtl
Physicist
4-Feb-1875 15-Aug-1953 Father of Aerodynamics
Karl Schwarzschild
Astronomer
9-Oct-1873 11-May-1916 Black holes, Schwarzschild radius
Johannes Stark
Physicist
15-Apr-1874 21-Jun-1957 Discovered the Stark Effect
Stephen Timoshenko
Engineer
23-Dec-1878 29-May-1972 Mechanical engineering professor at Stanford
Otto Wallach
Chemist
27-Mar-1847 26-Feb-1931 Terpenes and essential oils
Wilhelm Weber
Physicist
24-Oct-1804 23-Jun-1891 Student of electromagnetism
Adolf Windaus
Chemist
25-Dec-1876 9-Jun-1959 Investigated cholesterol, Vitamin D
Friedrich Wöhler
Chemist
31-Jul-1800 23-Sep-1882 Artificial creation of urea
Richard Zsigmondy
Chemist
1-Apr-1865 23-Sep-1929 Ultramicroscope

ADMINISTRATORS AND TRUSTEES

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
James Franck
Physicist
26-Aug-1882 21-May-1964 Franck-Hertz experiment
Werner Heisenberg
Physicist
5-Dec-1901 1-Feb-1976 Heisenberg Uncertainty Principle
Karl Schwarzschild
Astronomer
9-Oct-1873 11-May-1916 Black holes, Schwarzschild radius


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