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Gerhard Ertl

Gerhard Ertl, German physicist.

Background

  • Ertl, Gerhard was born on October 10, 1936 in Stuttgart, Germany. Son of Ludwig and Johanna (Schneider) Ertl.

  • Education

    • Degree in Physics, Technology University Stuttgart, 1961. Doctor of Philosophy, Technology University Munich, 1965. Doctor of Philosophy (honorary), University Bochum, 1992.

      Doctor of Philosophy (honorary), University Munster, 2000. Doctor of Philosophy (honorary), University Leuven, 2003. Doctor of Philosophy (honorary), Chalmers University, Göteborg, 2003.

      Doctor of Philosophy (honorary), University Aarhus, 2003. Doctor of Philosophy (honorary), Technology University Munich, 2008. Doctor of Philosophy (honorary), University Bratislava, 2009.

      Doctor of Philosophy (honorary), Queen's University, Belfast, 2009. Doctor of Philosophy (honorary), Humboldt University Berlin, 2009.

    Career

    • Assistant lecturer Technology University, Munich, 1965-1968, professor, director Institute Physical Chemistry Hannover, Germany, 1968-1973. Professor, director Institute Physical Chemistry, Ludwig Maximilians University, Munich, 1973-1986. Professor, director department physical chemistry Max Planck Society Fritz Haber Institute, Berlin, 1986—2004, professor emeritus, since 2004.

      Visiting professor department chemical engineering California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, 1976—1977. Visiting professor department physics University Wisconsin, Milwaukee, 1979. Visiting professor department chemistry University California, Berkeley, 1981—1982.

    Membership

    Fellow: Royal Society Chemistry (honorary Bourke Medal 1991, Spiers Memorial Medal 2002), Royal Society Edinburgh (honorary). Member: National Academy of Sciences (foreign associate), Bulgarian Academy of Sciences (foreign), Polish Academy of Sciences (foreign) (Nicolaus Copernicus Medal 2008), Austrian Academy of Sciences, Berlin-Brandenburg Academy of Sciences, American Academy Arts & Sciences (foreign honorary), Academia Europaea, German Academy of Sciences Leopoldina, Bavarian Academy of Sciences (correspondent), Science Society Braunschweig (correspondent C.F. Gauss Medal 1985), Berlin-Brandenburg Academy of Sciences (honorary), German Association University Professors (honorary), German Society Chemical Technology (honorary), German Chemical Society (honorary Liebig Medal 1987, Karl Ziegler prize 1998), Frankfurt Physical Society (honorary), Berlin Academy of Sciences (honorary), European Academy of Sciences & Art (honorary), German Bunsen Society Physical Chemistry (honorary).

    Connections

    • Married Barbara Maschek. Children: Julia Christine, Mathias.
    • father: Ludwig Ertl
    • mother: Johanna (Schneider) Ertl
    • spouse: Barbara Maschek
    • children: Julia Christine Ertl
    • Mathias Ertl
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    Born October 10, 1936
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    • 1961
      Technology University Stuttgart
    • 1965
      Technology University Munich
    • 1992
      University Bochum
    • 2003
      University Leuven
    • 2003
      Chalmers University
    • 2003
      University Aarhus
    • 2008
      Technology University Munich
    • 2009
      University Bratislava
    • 2009
      Queen's University
    • 2009
      Humboldt University Berlin
    • 1965 - 1968
      Assistant, lecturer Technology University
      Munich, Bayern, Germany, Germany
    • 1973 - 1986
      professor, Institute Physical Chemistry
      Munich, Bayern, Germany, Germany
    • 1973 - 1986
      director, Institute Physical Chemistry
      Munich, Bayern, Germany, Germany
    • 1986 - 2004
      professor, department physical chemistry Max Planck Society Fritz Haber Institute
      Berlin, Germany, Germany
    • 1986 - 2004
      director, department physical chemistry Max Planck Society Fritz Haber Institute
      Berlin, Germany, Germany
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