75th Birthday: Helmut Schwarz

  • Author: ChemViews Magazine
  • Published Date: 06 August 2018
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Helmut Schwarz, Technische Universität Berlin (TUB), Germany, celebrates his 75th birthday on August 6, 2018. Schwarz' research is focused on chemistry in the gas phase and combines experimental and theoretical work. His interests include reactions of metal-cluster ions, metal-mediated oxidations, reactive transition-metal compounds, bond activation, and the development of mass spectrometry (MS) techniques.

Helmut Schwarz studied chemistry at TUB, Germany, and received his Ph.D. there in 1972. He completed his Habilitation in 1974 and was appointed Professor of Chemistry at TUB in 1978. Schwarz was President of the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation from 2008 to 2017.

Among many other honors, Professor Schwarz has received the Liebig Medal from the Gesellschaft Deutscher Chemiker (GDCh, German Chemical Society) in 1998, the Prelog Medal in Gold from ETH Zurich, Switzerland, in 2000, the Blaise Pascal Medal in Chemistry from the European Academy of Sciences in 2011, the Order of Merit of the Federal Republic of Germany in 2012, the World Association of Theoretical and Computational Chemists (WATOC) Schrödinger Medal in 2015, the Karl Ziegler Prize by the Karl Ziegler Foundation and the GDCh in 2015, and numerous honorary doctorates.

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