The Germans have always been known for their pioneering work in the field of science and technology. Over the years the Germans have brought about much technological inventions that redefined the course of modern human civilization. Be it Emile Berliner’s invention of the gramophone or the diesel engine invented by Rudolf Diesel or the contribution of Wernher Von Braun in the field of rocket science, the Germans have steered the world to the pinnacles of advancements. Their scientists have made significant contribution in the field of atomic and quantum physics, thermodynamics, anatomy, pathology, to name a few. The German automobiles are considered by many as the safest and the most sophisticated in the world. The country has been the home to many eminent scientists like the legendary Albert Einstein, whose theory E=mc2, revolutionized the world of physics. Heisenberg’s theory on the composition of atom, which is the constituent of all matter, led to many significant inventions including nuclear fission and fusion reactions. In this section we present to you a collection of biographies of the famous German scientists whose contributions have changed the world. Explore to know more about their life stories, timelines and some interesting facts and trivia related to these personalities.

Albert EinsteinAlbert Einstein

14 March 1879

Werner HeisenbergWerner Heisenberg

05 December 1901

Johannes KeplerJohannes Kepler

27 December 1571

Max PlanckMax Planck

23 April 1858

William HerschelWilliam Herschel

15 November 1738

Juliane KoepckeJuliane Koepcke

10 October 1954

Alfred WegenerAlfred Wegener

01 November 1880

Robert KochRobert Koch

11 December 1843

David HilbertDavid Hilbert

23 January 1862

Fritz HaberFritz Haber

09 December 1868

Emmy NoetherEmmy Noether

23 March 1882

Georg CantorGeorg Cantor

03 March 1845

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Max BornMax Born

11 December 1882

Klaus FuchsKlaus Fuchs

29 December 1911

Wilhelm WundtWilhelm Wundt

16 August 1832

Ernst HaeckelErnst Haeckel

16 February 1834

Heinrich HertzHeinrich Hertz

22 February 1857

Bernhard RiemannBernhard Riemann

17 September 1826

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Paul EhrlichPaul Ehrlich

14 March 1854

Otto HahnOtto Hahn

08 March 1879

Hermann von HelmholtzHermann von Helmholtz

31 August 1821

Otto Heinrich WarburgOtto Heinrich Warburg

08 October 1883

Georg OhmGeorg Ohm

16 March 1789

Gustav KirchhoffGustav Kirchhoff

12 March 1824

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Carl Gustav Jacob JacobiCarl Gustav Jacob Jacobi

10 December 1804

Caroline HerschelCaroline Herschel

16 March 1750

Hermann MinkowskiHermann Minkowski

22 June 1864

Manfred EigenManfred Eigen

09 May 1927

Theodor SchwannTheodor Schwann

07 December 1810

Karl WeierstrassKarl Weierstrass

31 October 1815

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Arnold SommerfeldArnold Sommerfeld

05 December 1868

Philipp LenardPhilipp Lenard

07 June 1862

Robert BunsenRobert Bunsen

30 March 1811

Hans Adolf KrebsHans Adolf Krebs

25 August 1900

Richard DedekindRichard Dedekind

06 October 1831

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Carl Bosch Carl Bosch

27 August 1874

Max von Laue or Max bMax von Laue

09 October 1879

Adolf von BaeyerAdolf von Baeyer

31 October 1835

James FranckJames Franck

26 August 1882

Wilhelm OstwaldWilhelm Ostwald

02 September 1853

Walther NernstWalther Nernst

25 June 1864

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Carl F. GaussCarl F. Gauss

30 April 1777

Max DelbrückMax Delbrück

04 September 1906

Wilhelm WienWilhelm Wien

13 January 1864

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Ernst RuskaErnst Ruska

25 December 1906

Johannes StarkJohannes Stark

15 April 1874

Albrecht KosselAlbrecht Kossel

16 September 1853

Otto SternOtto Stern

17 February 1888

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Hermann StaudingerHermann Staudinger

23 March 1881

Hermann Emil FischerHermann Emil Fischer

09 October 1852

Karl ZieglerKarl Ziegler

26 November 1898

Gerd Binnig Gerd Binnig

20 July 1947

Eduard BuchnerEduard Buchner

20 May 1860

Herbert KroemerHerbert Kroemer

25 August 1928

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Richard KuhnRichard Kuhn

03 December 1900

Walther BotheWalther Bothe

08 January 1891

Gerhard HerzbergGerhard Herzberg

25 December 1904

Wolfgang PaulWolfgang Paul

10 August 1913

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Hans Fischer Hans Fischer

27 July 1881

Ernst Boris ChainErnst Boris Chain

19 June 1906

Carl Ludwig SiegelCarl Ludwig Siegel

31 December 1896

Erwin NeherErwin Neher

20 March 1944

Rudolf MossbauerRudolf Mössbauer

31 January 1929

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Georg WittigGeorg Wittig

16 June 1897

Otto Fritz MeyerhofOtto Fritz Meyerhof

12 April 1884

Kurt AlderKurt Alder

10 July 1902

Johannes Hans Daniel JensenJ. Hans D. Jensen

25 June 1907

Robert HuberRobert Huber

20 February 1937

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Otto DielsOtto Diels

23 January 1876

Ernst Otto FischerErnst Otto Fischer

10 November 1918

Polykarp Kusch Polykarp Kusch

26 January 1911