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Göttingen, Germany

LOCATION

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

Population:
129,466 (2004)

SCHOOLS

SchoolFounded
University of Göttingen
1734

BIRTHS

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Robert Wilhelm Bunsen
Chemist
31-Mar-1811 16-Aug-1899 Spectrum analysis, bunsen burner
Juliane Köhler
Actor
6-Aug-1965   Aimee & Jaguar
Gerry Neugebauer
Astronomer
3-Sep-1932   Infrared astronomy
Peter Struck
Government
24-Jan-1943 19-Dec-2012 German Defense Minister, 2002-05
Helge H. Wehmeier
Business
1943   CEO of Bayer Corporation, 1995-2002

DEATHS

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Walter Baade
Astronomer
24-Mar-1893 25-Jun-1960 German-American observational astronomer
Max Born
Physicist
11-Dec-1882 5-Jan-1970 Pioneer of quantum mechanics
Gottfried August Bürger
Poet
31-Dec-1747 8-Jun-1794 Lenore
Johann Gottfried Eichhorn
Religion
16-Oct-1752 27-Jun-1827 Old Testament scholar and critic
James Franck
Physicist
26-Aug-1882 21-May-1964 Franck-Hertz experiment
Carl Friedrich Gauss
Mathematician
30-Apr-1777 23-Feb-1855 Perhaps the greatest German mathematician
Otto Hahn
Chemist
8-Mar-1879 28-Jul-1968 Demonstrated fission
David Hilbert
Mathematician
23-Jan-1862 14-Feb-1943 Hilbert Space
Johann Tobias Mayer
Astronomer
17-Feb-1723 20-Feb-1762 Kosmographische Nachrichten
Hermann Minkowski
Mathematician
22-Jun-1864 12-Jan-1909 Minkowski space
Max Planck
Physicist
23-Apr-1858 4-Oct-1947 Originator of quantum theory
Ludwig Prandtl
Physicist
4-Feb-1875 15-Aug-1953 Father of Aerodynamics
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



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