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Dieter Hoffmann

Emeritus Scholar (Feb 2016-Dez 2022)

Prof. Dr. emeritus

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.

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Albert Einstein—Chief Engineer of the Universe (Exhibition 2005)

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Selected Publications

Hoffmann, Dieter, and Josef Pircher, eds. (2020). Ernst Mach: Die Prinzipien der physikalischen Optik: historisch und erkenntnispsychologisch entwickelt (1921). Ernst Mach Studienausgabe 6. Berlin: Xenomoi.

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Hoffmann, Dieter (2020). “Johann Böhm (1895–1952).” In Jan Johann Böhm: Chemiker & Fotograf, ed. I. Lorencová and T. Štanzel, 11–13. Prague: Národní Technické Muzeum Praha.

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Orphal, J., and Dieter Hoffmann (2020). “Rudolf Clausius, Gustav Magnus und die Entstehung des zweiten Hauptsatzes der Thermodynamik.” In Gustav Magnus und sein Haus, ed. D. Hoffmann, 84–130. Diepholz: GNT-Verlag.

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Hoffmann, Dieter, ed. (2020). Gustav Magnus und sein Haus. Diepholz: GNT-Verlag.

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Nachrichten & Presse

Gastwissenschaftler Dieter Hoffmann für RBB Inforadio zur Forschung nach deutscher Wiedervereinigung

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Dieter Hoffmann im Humboldt-Stiftung-Interview über Forschung nach der Wiedervereinigung

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Dieter Hoffmann erhält Abraham Pais Prize for History of Physics 2020

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