Germany

Max Weber

Max Weber
Maximilian Karl Emil Weber was a German sociologist, philosopher, jurist, and political economist. His ideas profoundly influenced social theory and social research. Weber is often cited, with Émile Durkheim and Karl Marx, as among the three founders of sociology.

Klaus Kaiser

Klaus Kaiser
After receiving his doctorate in chemistry from the Technical University Munich, he joined Environment Canada's National Water Research Institute where he served as research scientist and project manager for several research groups. He represented the institute at a variety of national and international committees, gave numerous presentations at scientific conferences, was editorial board member and peer reviewer for several journals, adjunct professor and external reviewer of university theses, and was the Editor-in- Chief of the the Water Quality Research Journal of Canada for nearly ten years.

Heinrich Himmler

Reichsführer-SS
Heinrich Himmler
Heinrich Luitpold Himmler was Reichsführer of the Schutzstaffel, and a leading member of the Nazi Party of Germany. Himmler was one of the most powerful men in Nazi Germany and a main architect of the Holocaust. As a member of a reserve battalion during World War I, Himmler did not see active service.

Philipp Fauth

Philipp Fauth
Philipp Johann Heinrich Fauth was a German selenographer. Born in Bad Dürkheim, he worked as a schoolteacher. His interest in astronomy was sparked when his father showed him Coggia's comet. As an amateur astronomer, he studied the formations on the Moon with great intensity and meticulousness. He compiled an extensive atlas of the moon between 1884 and 1940. His Unser Mond was published in Bremen in 1936.

Pascual Jordan

Jordan Pascual
Ernst Pascual Jordan was a theoretical and mathematical physicist who made significant contributions to quantum mechanics and quantum field theory. He contributed much to the mathematical form of matrix mechanics, and developed canonical anticommutation relations for fermions.

Max Born

Max Born
Max Born was a German-Jewish physicist and mathematician who was instrumental in the development of quantum mechanics. He also made contributions to solid-state physics and optics and supervised the work of a number of notable physicists in the 1920s and 1930s.

Albert Einstein

Albert Einstein
Albert Einstein was a German-born theoretical physicist who developed the theory of relativity, one of the two pillars of modern physics. His work is also known for its influence on the philosophy of science. He is best known to the general public for his mass–energy equivalence formula E = mc^2, which has been dubbed "the world's most famous equation".

Werner Heisenberg

Werner Heisenberg
Werner Karl Heisenberg was a German theoretical physicist and one of the key pioneers of quantum mechanics. He published his work in 1925 in a breakthrough paper. In the subsequent series of papers with Max Born and Pascual Jordan, during the same year, this matrix formulation of quantum mechanics was substantially elaborated.

Oswald Spengler

Oswald Spengler
Oswald Arnold Gottfried Spengler was a German historian and philosopher of history whose interests included mathematics, science, and art and their relation to his cyclical theory of history. He is best known for his book The Decline of the West, published in 1918 and 1922, covering all of world history.

Peter Plichta

Peter Plichta
Dr. Peter Plichta, born in 1939, studied chemistry, physics, nuclear chemistry and law at the University of Cologne. Doctorate in 1970 on silane compounds, whose representations until then were considered impossible. At the beginning of his work in 1971, he succeeded in obtaining the diesel oils of silanes (higher silanes). 1973 - 1976 studied pharmacy and biochemistry at the University of Marburg.