Herbert Zimmermann (1928 – 2016)

Herbert Zimmermann (1928 – 2016)

Author: ChemViews

Professor Herbert Zimmermann, formerly University of Freiburg, Germany, has passed away on January 22, 2016.

Professor Zimmermann’s research focused on intermolecular interactions and quantum chemistry. He combined spectroscopic data with theoretical insights to understand phenomena such as hydrogen bonding, free radicals, and the electronic spectra of aromatic compounds.


Herbert Zimmermann
studied chemistry at the Technical University, Munich, Germany, where he focused on physical chemistry. He received his Ph.D. in 1958, also from the Technical University of Munich, for work on imidazole he performed at the Max Planck Institute for Medical Research in Heidelberg, Germany. In 1963, he became Professor for Theoretical Organic Chemistry at the University of Munich, and in 1967, he joined the University of Freiburg, Germany, as Full Professor for Physical Chemistry. He remained in Freiburg until his retirement in 1993.

Among other honors, Professor Zimmermann received the Bunsen Memorial Medal by the Deutsche Bunsen-Gesellschaft für Physikalische Chemie (DBG, German Bunsen Society for Physical Chemistry) in 1983 and an honoray doctorate by the Free University of Berlin.


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