Dieter Hoffmann

Visiting Scholar
Visiting Scholars are established scholars, as evidenced by significant publications and broad academic experience, spending a fixed term as guests at the MPIWG for research purposes. They may be externally funded or receive a Research Fellowship from the MPIWG.
Department I
Prof. Dr. emeritus
Residence:
February 24, 2016 to December 31, 2018
Profile

Dieter Hoffmann is Adjunct Professor at the Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, and a member of the International Academy of the History of Science and the Leopoldina, National Academy of Sciences. In 2010 he was honored with the Honorary Pin of the German Physical Society. The focus of Dieter Hoffmann's research is the history of science and physics in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, in particular through biographies and institutional histories, focusing on Berlin as a leading center of science and technology. Another focus is science in totalitarian regimes, in particular during the Third Reich and in the former GDR. His current research topics include quantum physics in early twentieth-century Berlin, a biography of Max Planck, and the Imperial Institute for Science and Technology during the Third Reich.

Selected publications: 

Friedrich, B., & Hoffmann, D. (2017). Clara Immerwahr: A life in the shadow of Fritz Haber. In B. Friedrich, D. Hoffmann, J. Renn, F. Schmaltz, & M. Wolf (Eds.), One Hundred Years of Chemical Warfare: Research, Deployment, Consequences. Springer.

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Hoffmann, D. (2017). Ernst Mach in Prag: eine Wissenschaftskarriere im Zeichen des böhmischen Nationalitätenkonflikts. In W. Füßl, & J.-G. Hagmann (Eds.), Licht und Schatten: Ernst Mach - Ludwig Mach (pp. 26-36). München: Deutsches Museum.

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Friedrich, B., Hoffmann, D., Renn, J., Schmaltz, F., & Wolf, M. (Eds.). (in press). One hundred years of chemical warfare: research, deployment, consequences. Heidelberg: Springer International Publishing.

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Friedrich, B., Hoffmann, D., Renn, J., Schmaltz, F., & Wolf, M. (Eds.). (2017). One Hundred Years of Chemical Warfare: Research, Deployment, Consequences. Cham: Springer.

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Hoffmann, D. (2017). Verfolgt, geehrt, umstritten. Frankfurter Allgemeine Sonntagszeitung (Wissenschaft), (22.01.), 60.

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