75th Birthday: Klaus Roth

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  • Published Date: 30 January 2020
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Klaus Roth, Freie Universität Berlin (FUB), Germany, celebrates his 75th birthday on January 30, 2020.

Klaus Roth was born in 1945 in Berlin. He studied chemistry at FUB, Germany, and received his Ph.D. there in 1973 under the supervision of Dieter Rewicki. After research stays at the Institute for Medical Research in London, UK, and the University of California, San Francisco, USA, he returned to Berlin in 1989 as Professor at FUB. From 1991 to 1999, he was Director of the Dahlem Conferences, an initiative of FUB to promote interdisciplinary cooperation.

Klaus Roth's research interests are nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy and imaging techniques. As an author, he introduces a wide audience to everyday aspects of chemistry. As one of our longest-running contributors, Klaus Roth has authored a very popular series of articles on the chemistry of everyday items. The articles have also been published in German in the journal Chemie in unserer Zeit, as well as in his books. Roth has been awarded the literature prize of the Gesellschaft Deutscher Chemiker (GDCh, German Chemical Society) in 2008.

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