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Dieter Hoffmann

Visiting Scholar (Feb 2016-Dec 2020)

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, D. (1997). Aufbruchstimmung mitten in der Krise: 175 Jahre Gesellschaft Deutscher Naturforscher und Ärzte. Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, 222, N3.

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Hoffmann, D. (2001). Im besetzten Kopenhagen: Warum besuchte der deutsche Physiker Werner Heisenberg 1941 seinen Kolelgen Nils Bohr? Über eine Legende der Wissenschaftsgeschichte. Berliner Zeitung, (29), 5.

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Hoffmann, D. (2000). Erinnerung, Verdrängung, Verantwortung: 'Kopenhagen' - ein Physikerstück am Essener Grillo-Theater. Physikalische Blätter, 56(1), 7-8.

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Hoffmann, D. (1997). Gustav Magnus und sein Haus am Kupfergraben: Geschichte und Zukunft einer wissenschaftlichen Institution und eines städtebaulichen Schmuckstücks in der Mitte Berlins. Der Tagesspiegel.

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News & Press

Dieter Hoffmann wins the American Physical Society's 2020 Abraham Pais Prize for History of Physics

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Emeritus Professor and Researcher Scholar Dieter Hoffmann in Berliner Morgenpost on nuclear energy in GDR

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A new book by Dieter Hoffmann shows where Einstein lived and worked

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