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Nobel laureates from the TUM


Up to now, 13 Nobel laureates have arisen from the teaching staff and the Alumni of the Technical University of Munich:

Heinrich Otto Wieland

June 4th 1877 - August 5th 1957
Professor of Chemistry at the Technical University of Munich from 1918 till 1921

Nobel Prize in Chemistry 1927 "for his investigations of the constitution of the bile acids and related substances"

Biography

Hans Fischer

July 4th 1881 - March 31st 1945
Professor of Organic Chemistry at the Technical University of Munich from 1921 till 1945
Dean of the faculty of general sciences from 1930 till 1936

Nobel Prize in Chemistry 1930 "for his researches into the constitution of haemin and chlorophyll and especially for his synthesis of haemin".

Biography

Rudolf Ludwig Mößbauer

January 31st 1929 - September 14th 2011
TUM Alumnus
Study of Physics 1949 - 1954
Doctorate 1958 at Professor Heinz Maier-Leibnitz
Professor of Physics at the Technical University of Munich from 1965 till 1972 and from 1977 till 1997

Nobel Prize in Physics 1961 "for his researches concerning the resonance absorption of gamma radiation and his discovery in this connection of the effect which bears his name”

Biography

Konrad Bloch

January 21st 1912 - October 15th 2000
TUM Alumnus
Study of Chemistry and Engineering 1930-1934

Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine 1964 (together with Professor Feodor Lynen) "for their discoveries concerning the mechanism and regulation of the cholesterol and fatty acid metabolism" 

Biography

Ernst Otto Fischer

November 10th 1918 - July 23rd 2007
TUM Alumnus
Study of Chemistry 1941 - 1942 and 1946 – 1949
Doctorate 1952 at Professor Walter Hieber
Professor of Chemistry at the Technical University of Munich from 1964 till 1985

Nobel Prize in Chemistry 1973 (together with Professor Geoffrey Wilkinson) "for their pioneering work, performed independently, on the chemistry of the organometallic, so called sandwich compounds" 

Biography

Klaus-Olaf von Klitzing

*June 28th 1943
Professor of Physics at the Technical University of Munich from 1980 till 1984

Nobel Prize in Physics 1985 "for the discovery of the quantized Hall effect"

Biography

Ernst Ruska

December 25th 1906 - May 27th 1988
TUM Alumnus
Study of Engineering 1925 - 1927

Nobel Prize in Physics 1986 "for his fundamental work in electron optics, and for the design of the first electron microscope"

Biography

Robert Huber

*February 20th 1937
TUM Alumnus
Study of Chemistry 1956 - 1960
Doctorate at Professor G. Scheibe and Professor W. Hoppe 1963
Habilitation 1968
Honorary Professor at the Technical University of Munich since 1976

Nobel Prize in Chemistry 1988 (together with Professor Johann Deisenhofer and Professor Hartmut Michel) "for the determination of the three-dimensional structure of a photosynthetic reaction centre" 

Biography

Johann Deisenhofer

*September 30th 1943
TUM Alumnus
Study of Physics 1965 - 1971
1987 Habilitation

Nobel Prize in Chemistry 1988 (together with Professor Robert Huber and Professor Hartmut Michel) "for the determination of the three-dimensional structure of a photosynthetic reaction centre" 

Biography

Wolfgang Paul

August 10th 1913 - December 7th 1993
TUM Alumnus
Study of Physics and Engineering 1932 - 1934

Nobel Prize in Physics 1989 (together with Professor Hans G. Dehmelt) "for the development of the ion trap technique" 

Biography

Erwin Neher

*March 20th 1944
TUM Alumnus
Study of Physics 1963 - 1966
Doctorate at Professor H. Gerischer 1970

Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicin 1991 (together with Professor Bert Sackmann) "for their discoveries concerning the function of single ion channels in cells" 

Biography

Wolfgang Ketterle

*October 21st 1957
TUM Alumnus
Study of Physics 1978 - 1982

Nobel Prize in Physics 2001 (together with Eric A. Cornell and Carl E. Wieman) "for the achievement of Bose-Einstein condensation in dilute gases of alkali atoms, and for early fundamental studies of the properties of the condensates" 

Biography

Gerhard Ertl

*October 10th 1936
TUM-Alumnus
Doctorate 1965 at Professor H. Gerischer
Habilitation 1967
Till 1968 assistent and lecturer at the Physical-Chemical Institute of the Technical University of Munich

Nobel Prize in Chemistry 2007 "for his studies of chemical processes on solid surfaces" 

Biography

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