Prominent alumnae und alumni

A choice of famous personalities who studied, graduated, worked or did their research at the University of Stuttgart after 1945.

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Bense, Max (1910-1990)
Max Bense was a German Philosopher, writer, publicist and mathematician. In 1949, he was a visiting professor and in 1950 he was an associate professor for philosphy and philosophy of science at the former Polytechnic University (today: University of Stuttgart).
Bullinger, Hans-Jörg (1944)
Hans-Jörg Bullinger studied Mechanical Engineering and did his doctorate at the University of Stuttgart in 1974. In 1998, he got his Order of the Federal Republic of Germany ("Bundesverdienstkreuz"), medal and ribbon, and in 2003 the First Class Order of the Federal Republic of Germany ("Bundesverdienstkreuz 1. Klasse"). The article is only available in German.
Döhl, Reinhard (1934-2004)
Reinhard Döhl was a German literary and media scholar. He studied German Literature, Philosophy, History, Political Science in Stuttgart and Göttingen.
Dürr, Hans-Peter (1929-2014)
Hans-Peter Dürr was a German physicist and essayist. He studied Physics at the former Polytechnic University (today: University of Stuttgart) and got his diploma in 1953.
Ertl, Gerhard (1936)
Gerhard Ertl is a German physicist and is also specialized in surface chemistry. He studied Physics at the former Polytechnic University (today: University of Stuttgart). 2007, he was awarded the Nobel Prize in Chemistry.
Feldtkeller, Richard (1901-1981)
Richard Feldtkeller was a German physicist and electrical engineer. From 1936 to 1966 he tought and conducted his research at the former Polytechnic University (today: University of Stuttgart). The article is only available in German.
Grafarend, Erik Wilhelm (1939)
Erik Wilhelm Grafarend is a German geodesist and a professor emiritus at the University of Stuttgart. The article is only available in German.
Haarer, Dietrich (1938)
Dietrich Haarer is a German physicist. He studied Physics at the former Polytechnic University (today: University of Stuttgart). The article is only available in German.
Haken, Hermann (1927)
Hermann Haken is a German physicist. He is a professor emiritus at the "1. Institut für Theoretische Physik".
Hamburger, Käte (1896-1992)
Käte Hamburger was a German literary scholar and philosopher. She was an associate professor at the Univeristy of Stuttgart.
Heuss, Theodor (1884-1963)
Theodor Heuss was the first Federal Chancellor of the Federal Republic of Germany. He was a German political scientist and journalist. For two years, he tought History at the Polytechnic University (today: University of Stuttgart). In addition, he is a Honorary Doctor at the University of Stuttgart. The article is only available in German.
Leonhardt, Fritz (1909-1999)
Fritz Leonhardt was one of the most influential German civil engineer. He studied and did his doctorate of Civil Engineering at the Polytechnic University (today: University of Stuttgart).
Mann, Golo (1909-1994)
Golo Mann was a German-Swiss political scientist, philosopher and historian. He was an associate professor at the Polytechnic University (today: University of Stuttgart).
Merbold, Ulf Dietrich (1941)
Ulf Dietrich Merbold is a German physicist and a former astronaut. He studied, got his diploma and did his doctorate at the University of Stuttgart.
Otto, Frei Paul (1925-2015)
Frei Paul Otto was a German architect. In 1964, he tought at the Polytechnic University (today: University of Stuttgart). At the same time, he founded the Institute for Lightweight Structures and Conceptual Design (ILEK) at the University of Stuttgart.
Ramsayer, Karl Heinrich (1911-1982)
Karl Heinrich Ramsayer was a German geodesist. First, he was a professor and then an associate and full professor at the Polytechnic University (today: University of Stuttgart). Finally, he was the Head of Department at the Institute of Geodesy (GIS) of the University of Stuttgart.
Sänger, Eugen (1905-1964)
Eugen Sänger was an austrian Civil Engineer and a pioneer of aerospace. In 1957 he was a professor at the University of Stuttgart. The article is only available in German.
Störmer, Horst Ludwig (1949)
Horst Ludwig Störmer is a German physicist and was awarded the 1998 Nobel Prize in Physics. In 1977 he did his doctorate at the University of Stuttgart.
Weber, Jürgen (1941)
Jürgen Weber is a German aeronautical engineer and manager. He studied aeronautical engineering at the Polytechnic University (today: University of Stuttgart). The article is only available in German.
Winterkorn, Martin (1947)
Martin Winterkorn is a German former manager at the automotive industry (former Chief Executive of Volkswagen, Porsche Automobil Holding SE and former Chairman of the Board at Audi AG). He studied Metallurgy and Metal Physics at the University of Stuttgart.

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Historical alumnae and alumni

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Annals of the University of Stuttgart

n a history that will soon span 190 years, many names, events, numbers and dates tell the story of how the University of Stuttgart evolved. Are you interested in the the history of the University of Stuttgart? If so, please visit the official website of the University of Stuttgart.

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