alumni personalities

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It is exciting to see how many figures of distinction TU Darmstadt has produced and continues to do so. They have made groundbreaking contributions to science and research, taken on significant political positions, had an impressive career in business or achieved fame in some other way. Here is a small selection:

 

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Historical alumni-characters in portrait

 
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Prof. Dr. Peter A. Grünberg

Nobel Prize winner for successfully discovering giant magnetoresistance

Dr. Chaim Weizmann

First president of Israel, † 1952

Prof. Dr. Peter A. Grünberg

Nobel Prize winner for successfully discovering giant magnetoresistance

Dr. Chaim Weizmann

First president of Israel, † 1952

 

More historical characters

Günter Behnisch I.a. architect of the Olympic Stadium Munich. Professor of Design, Building Design and Industrial Building at the TU Darmstadt from 1976 to 1987, † 2010 (Architecture)
Prof. Dr. Peter A. Grünberg Received the Nobel Prize in Physics with Albert Fert for the discovery of giant magnetoresistance in the 1980's (Physics)
Prof. Dr.-Ing. Gerhard Herzberg Nobel Prize winner in Chemistry for his work about the electronic structure of molecules, † 1999 (Physics)
Prof. Dr.-Ing. Wolfgang Hilberg Inventor of the radio clock, patent 1967. Active professor of Computer Technology at the TU Darmstadt from 1972 to 2000 (Electronical Engineering)
Prof. Dr. Robert Piloty Pioneer of Computer Technology and one of the founders of Computer Science courses. Professor of Control Engineering and Data Technology at the TU Darmstadt from 1964 to 1990, † 2013 (Electrical Engineering)
Prof. Dr. Bert Rürup Former member of the German Council of Economic Experts, consultant of the German government in social issues from 1974 to 2009. Professor of Economics at the TU Darmstadt from 1976 ton 2009
Prof. Dr. Gerhard Sessler Inventor of the electret microphone and of the silicon condenser microphone, Professor of Electroacoustic at TU Darmstadt from 1975 to 1999
John Tu Founder of Kingston Technology Co. (USA, 1987). President of Kingston Technology Corporation today (Electrical Engineering)
Dr. Chaim Weizmann First president of Israel, † 1952 (Chemistry)