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Heinz Maier-Leibnitz

Heinz Maier-Leibnitz, physics educator.

Background

  • Maier-Leibnitz, Heinz was born on March 28, 1911 in Esslingen, Federal Republic Germany. Son of Hermann and Marianne (Leibnitz) M.-L.

  • Education

    • Doctor of Philosophy, University Göttingen, Federal Republic Germany, 1935.

    Career

    • Scientific assistant, department head Kaiser-Wilhelm Institute for Medical Research, Heidelberg, Federal Republic Germany, 1935-1952. From lecturer to adjunct professor University Heidelburg, 1942. Professor technical physics Technology University, Munich, 1952-1979.

      Co-founder, director Institute Laue-Langevin, Grenoble, France, 1967-1972. President German National Research Foundation, 1974-1979. Professor emeritus Technology University, Munich, since 1979.

    Works

    • Author: (with W. Gentner, W. Bothe) Atlas typischer Nebelkammerbilder mit Einf. I. D.

      Wilson'sche Methode, 1940. Author: Zwischen Wissenschaft und Politik, 1979, Kochbuch für Füchse, 1980, review and expanded edition, 1991, Vorschläge, 1980, Der geteilte Plato, 1981). Co-author: (with Peter Kafka) Streitbriefe über Kernenergie, 1982, co-author: (with Traude Cless-Bernert) Mikrowellen-Kochkurs für Füchse, 1986, expanded edition, 1990, (with E. Noelle-Neumann) Zweifel am Verstand, 1987, new edition, 1989.

      Editor: Zeugen des Wissens, 1986.

    Religion

    Denomination: Lutheran

    Membership

    President International Union of Pure and Applied Physics, 1972-1975, vice president Alexander-von-Humboldt Foundation, 1974-1979, chancellor of the Order of Mérite, 1979-1984. Member Bavarian Academy of Sciences, Science Society Uppsala, Flemish Academy of Sciences, Heidelberg Academy of Sciences, Finnish Academy of Technology Sciences, Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences, Leopoldina Halle, Academy des Sciences Paris, Austrian Academy of Sciences, Indian Academy of Sciences.

    Personality

    Interests

    Cooking.

    Connections

    • Married Rita Lepper, August 26, 1937 (deceased 1971). Children: Christine, Dorothee, Elisabeth.

      Married Elisabeth Noelle-Neumann, December 28, 1979.
    • child: Christine Maier-Leibnitz
    • child: Dorothee Maier-Leibnitz
    • child: Elisabeth Maier-Leibnitz
    • mother: Marianne (Leibnitz) M.-L.
    • spouse: Rita Lepper
    • spouse: Elisabeth Noelle-Neumann
    • father: Hermann
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    Nationality
    Ethnicity:
    • 1935
      University Göttingen
    • 1935 - 1952
      Science assistant, Kaiser-Wilhelm Institute for Medical Research
    • 1935 - 1952
      department head, Kaiser-Wilhelm Institute for Medical Research
    • 1942
      from lecturer, to adjunct professor University Heidelburg
    • 1952 - 1979
      professor, technical physics Technology University
    • 1974 - 1979
      president, German National Research Foundation
    • 1979
      professor, emeritus Technology University
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