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Bernd-Olaf Küppers

Bernd-Olaf Küppers, German philosopher, educator. Recipient Woitschach Research prize, German Association of Science Foundation, 1991. Member of Academy Europaea, Academy Europenne des Sciences, European Academy of Sciences and Arts, Deutsche Akademie der Naturforscher Leopoldina, Institute Philosophy, National Academy of Sciences, Argentina (honorary).

Background

  • Küppers, Bernd-Olaf was born on June 10, 1944 in Bayreuth, Germany. Son of Wilhelm Schwedtmann and Hildegard Küppers.

  • Education

    • Diploma in Physics, University Göttingen, Germany, 1971. Doctor of Philosophy in Biophysical Chemistry, Technology University, Braunschweig, Germany, 1975. Doctor of Philosophy in Philosophy, University Heidelberg, 1991.

      Doctorate(honorary), Nagaoka University of Technology, Nagaoka, Japan, 1999.

    Career

    • Research scientist Max Planck Institute for Biophysical Chemistry, Göttingen, Germany, 1975—1993. Lecturer University Heidelberg, 1991. Professor philosophy University Jena, Germany, since 1994.

      Distinguished visiting professor in Japan by invitation of Japanese Government, 1993. Member Interdisciplinary Center of Human Studies, University Munich, 1999.

    Works

    • Author: Molecular Theory of Evolution, second edition, 1985, Information and the Origin of Life, 1990, Natur als Organismus, 1992. Co-editor: (journal) Philosophia naturalis. Contributor articles and scholarly papers to professional journals and publications.

    Membership

    Member of Academy Europaea, Academy Europenne des Sciences, European Academy of Sciences and Arts, Deutsche Akademie der Naturforscher Leopoldina, Institute Philosophy, National Academy of Sciences, Argentina (honorary).

    Connections

    • Married Elisabeth Juliane Bernhard, September 9, 1994. Children: Katja, Swantje.
    • father: Wilhelm Schwedtmann
    • mother: Hildegard Küppers
    • spouse: Elisabeth Juliane Bernhard
    • children: Katja Küppers
    • Swantje Küppers
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    Born June 10, 1944
    (age 73)
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    • 1971
      University Göttingen
    • 1975
      Technology University
    • 1991
      University Heidelberg
    • 1999
      Nagaoka University of Technology
    • 1975 - 1993
      Research scientist, Max Planck Institute for Biophysical Chemistry
      Göttingen, Niedersachsen, Germany, Germany
    • 1991
      lecturer, University Heidelberg
    • 1994
      professor, philosophy University Jena
      Germany