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Prof. Dr. Gerhard Schwarz, Emeritus

1971 - 2000 | Professor of Biophysical Chemistry

The physicist Gerhard Schwarz (*1930, †2015) studied and completed his doctorate in Göttingen. He subsequently moved as a postdoc to the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia, later returning to Göttingen as an assistant to the biochemist and physical chemist Manfred Eigen at the Max Planck Institute for Biophysical Chemistry. He habilitated at the Technical University in Brauschweig in 1968. In 1971, Gerhard Schwarz took on the position of Professor of Physical Chemistry at the Biozentrum. The focus of his long standing research was the development of kinetic methods of measurement for the investigation of rapid chemical processes.