History

History

The Faculty of Mathematics and Science was established July 28, 1951 when all fields of natural sciences separated from the Faculty of Philosophy. Presently ca. 70 professors do research and teach in departments of biochemistry, biology (botany and landscape ecology, microbiology, genetics and functional genetics, zoology) geography & geology, mathematics & computer science, pharmacy, physics and psychology.

Renowned former members of the faculty
  • Gustav MIE (1907-1917), Theoretical Physics
  • Johannes STARK (1917-1922), Nobel Prize in Physics 1919
  • Felix HAUSDORFF (1913-1921), Fractal Mathematics
  • Werner ROTHMALER (1953-1962), Systematics of Plants
  • Rudolf CREDNER (1881-1908), Geography
  • Serge von BUBNOFF (1929-1950), Geology
  • Hans BEYER (1947-1970), Organic Chemistry
  • Michael SUCCOW (1992-2006), Right Livelihood Award 1997, Geobotany
Deans
  • 1951-1955 Willi Rinow (1907-1979), Mathematics,
  • 1955-1960 Walter Schallreuter (1895-1975), Physics
  • 1960-1963 Heinz Janert (1897-1973), Applied Soil Science
  • 1963-1967 Günter Asser (*1926-2015), Theoretical Mathematics
  • 1967-1968 Roland Pohloudek-Fabini (1913-1985), Pharmaceutical Chemistry
  • 1968-1971 Günter Asser (1926-2015), Theoretical Mathematics
  • 1971-1972 Heinrich Borriss (1909-1985), Botany
  • 1972-1975 Alfred Rutscher (1931-2005), Experimental Physics
  • 1975-1990 Eberhard Teuscher (*1934), Pharmaceutical Biology
  • 1990-1994 Michael Hecker (*1946), Microbiology und Molecular biology
  • 1994-1996 Peter Pflegel (*1936-2017), Biopharmacy
  • 1996-1998 Detlef Haberland (1938-2015), Physical Chemistry
  • 1998-2002 Klaus Fesser (*1952), Theoretical Physics
  • 2002-2006 Jan-Peter Hildebrandt (*1955), Physiology and Biochemistry of Animals
  • 2006-2016 Klaus Fesser (*1952), Theoretical Physics
  • 2016-          Werner Weitschies (*1961), Biopharmacy