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Philosopher , physicist , writer

John Friedrich Erpenbeck, German physicist, philosopher, writer. Recipient Heinrich-Heine prize, German Democratic Republic, 1984; grantee, University Iowa, 1983. Member of URANIA (member presidium), Writers Union German Democratic Republic (member managing board since 1976), Psychological Society, Pen Club German.

Background

Erpenbeck, John Friedrich was born on April 29, 1942 in Ufa, Bashkiria, Ukraine. Arrived in German Democratic Republic, 1945. Son of Fritz Lambert and Hedda (Zinner) Erpenbeck.

Education

Abitur, List-Oberschule, Berlin, 1960. Diploma in Physics, Humboldt University, Berlin, 1965. Doctor, Academy of Sciences, Berlin, 1968.

Doctor of Philosophy, 1978. Doctor of Science, 1985.

Career

Science worker Academy of Sciences Berlin, 1968—1970, working group leader, since 1973. Co-worker Ministry of Science, Berlin, 1970—1973.

Membership

Member of URANIA (member presidium), Writers Union German Democratic Republic (member managing board since 1976), Psychological Society, Pen Club German.

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Creative writing.

Connections

Married Doris Galuhn Erpenbeck, June 10, 1962 (divorced 1970). 1 child Jenny; Married Ilse Lenz Erpenbeck, August 10, 1984. 1 child Luise.

father:
Fritz Lambert Erpenbeck

mother:
Hedda (Zinner) Erpenbeck

spouses:
Doris Galuhn Erpenbeck

Ilse Lenz Erpenbeck

children:
Jenny Erpenbeck

Luise Erpenbeck