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Manfred Eigen

Manfred Eigen, German physicist. Achievements include studying evolution of biological macromolecules; research on control of enzymes. Co-recipient Nobel prize in chemistry, 1967, Max-Planck-Forschungs-Preis, Alexander von Humboldt-Stiftung, 1994, Paul Ehrlich award, 1996.

Background

  • Eigen, Manfred was born on May 9, 1927 in Bochum, Germany. Son of Ernst E. and Hedwig (Feld) Eigen.

  • Education

    • Doctor of Philosophy, Georg-August University, Göttingen, 1951. Studies in physics and Chemistry, University Göttingen, Germany. Degree (honorary), University Göttingen, Germany.

      Degree (honorary), University Chicago. Degree (honorary), Washington University, St. Louis. Degree (honorary), Nottingham University.

      Degree (honorary), Bristol University, United Kingdom. Degree (honorary), Hebrew University, Jerusalem. Degree (honorary), Cambridge University, United Kingdom.

      Degree (honorary), Debrecen University. Degree (honorary), Technology University, Munich. Degree (honorary), Bielefeld University.

      Degree (honorary), Utah State University. Doctor of Science (honorary), Harvard University, 1966.

    Career

    • Scientific assistant Institute Physical Chemistry University Göttingen, 1951-1953. Member staff Max Planck Institute Biophysics Chemistry (formerly known as Max Planck Institute for Physical Chemistry), Göttingen, since 1953, science member, since 1958, managing director, 1964—1970, head, department chemical kinetics, since 1964. Andrew D. White professor at large Cornell University, 1965.

      Honorary professor Technische Hochschule, 1965.

    Major achievements

    • Achievements include studying evolution of biological macromolecules. Research on control of enzymes.

    Works

    • Author technical papers.

    Membership

    Member National Academy of Sciences, American Association for the Advancement of Science (foreign honorary member), Deutsche Akademie der Naturforscher in Halle (Carus medal 1967), Gottingen Akademie Wissenschaften, American Association Biological Chemists, Bunsen Society Physical Chemistry (Bodenstein Preis 1956), Faraday Society, Royal Society (foreign member, Paul Ehrlich award 1996).

    Connections

    • Married Elfriede Müller. Children: Gerald, Angela.
    • father: Ernst E. Eigen
    • mother: Hedwig (Feld) Eigen
    • spouse: Elfriede Müller
    • children: Gerald Eigen
    • Angela Eigen
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    Born May 9, 1927
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    • 1951
      Georg-August University
    • 1966
      Harvard University
    • 1951 - 1953
      Science assistant, Institute Physical Chemistry University G+
    • 1953
      member, staff Max Planck Institute Biophysics Chemistry (formerly known as Max Planck Institute for Physical Chemistry)
      Göttingen, Niedersachsen, Germany, Germany
    • 1964
      member, staff Max Planck Institute Biophysics Chemistry (formerly known as Max Planck Institute for Physical Chemistry)
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