Name Area Department Start Year Stop Year Advisor
Ernst AbbeOptics1861 Wilhelm Eduard Weber (grad student)
Reinhart AhlrichsTheoretical Chemistry1968 Werner Bingel (grad student)
Helmut Alexander1960 Werner Otto Köster (grad student), Peter Haasen (grad student)
Leopold Friedrich Anton AmbronnAstronomy1887 George Friedrich Wilhelm Rümker (grad student)
Walter Baade1919 Johannes Franz Hartmann (grad student)
Ankit BarikDynamo theory, Fluid dynamics, Magnetohydrodynamics, Astrophysics, Planetary science
Julius Bartels1923 Wilhelm Meinardus (grad student)
Edmond Bauertheoretical physics1905 Walther Nernst (research assistant)
Richard BeckerShockwaves and detonation, plasticity of metals and theory of ferromagnetism and superconductivity, statistical physics
Peter L. Biermann1970 Rudolf Kippenhahn (grad student)
Werner BingelMolecular Spectroscopy
Patrick M.S. Blackett19241925 James Franck (post-doc)
Fritz BoppNuclear physics, Quantum field theory1937 Fritz Eduard Josef Maria Sauter (grad student)
Max Bornquantum mechanics, solid-state physics, optics1906 Carl Runge (grad student), David Hilbert (grad student), Karl Schwarzschild (research assistant), Woldemar Voigt (research assistant)
Henning Bostelmann Institut für Theoretische Physik Detlev Buchholz (grad student)
Wilhelm BrenigTheoretical physics1955 Richard Becker (grad student)
Detlev BuchholzQuantum Field Theory, Mathematical Physics
Johann Georg Büsch1752 Johann Andreas von Segner (grad student)
Adolf Busemann1930 Ludwig Prandtl (post-doc)
Subramanyan Chandrasekharastrophysics1931 Max Born (research assistant)
Ernst Florens Friedrich Chladni1792 Georg Christoph Lichtenberg (post-doc)
Rudolf Friedrich Alfred ClebschAnalytical mechanics
Edward Condon1926 Max Born (post-doc)
Richard Courantmathematics1910 David Hilbert (grad student)
Anil Kumar DasAstrophysics, Atmospheric physics, Meteorology1928 Max Born (post-doc)
Peter J. W. DebyePhysical chemistry, structural chemistry
Hans Georg Dehmelt1950 Hubert Krüger (grad student)
Max Delbrück1930 Max Born (grad student)
Enno Heeren Dirksen1820 Bernhard Friedrich Thibaut (grad student)
Paul Karl Ludwig DrudeOptics1887 Woldemar Voigt (grad student)
Wojchiech Dybalski Institut für Theoretische Physik Detlev Buchholz (grad student)
Erik Edlund1847 Wilhelm Eduard Weber (post-doc)
Theodor Franz Eduard
Hans Ehrenberg1952 Wolfgang Paul (grad student), Hans Kopfermann (grad student)
Walter M. Elsasserphysics, geophysics, biophysics Physics1927 Max Born (grad student)
Günther H. E. Elstesolar spectroscopy1953 Paul ten Bruggencate (grad student)
Johann Franz EnckeAstronomy18111816 Carl Gauß (Gauss) (research assistant)
Johannes Erdmann2012 Arnulf Quadt (grad student)
Johann Christian Polykarp Erxlebenphysics and veterinary medicine
Heinz EwaldMass spectrometry1938 Georg Joos (grad student)
Nikta FakhriBiophysics Physics20102014 Christoph F. Schmidt (post-doc)
Enrico FermiParticle Theory1923 Max Born (post-doc)
Henry Burchard Fine1886 Felix Christian Klein (grad student)
Sighart F. FischerTheoretical chemical physics19661967 Friedrich Hermann Hund (grad student), Gerhart Lüders (post-doc)
Rudolf FleischmannNuclear Physics19291931 Robert Wichard Pohl (post-doc)
Siegfried FlüggeTheoretical nuclear physics and quantum mechanics1933 Max Born (grad student)
Ludwig FöpplMechanical Engineering1912 David Hilbert (grad student)
James Franck
Erwin FreundlichAstrophysics1910 Felix Christian Klein (grad student)
George Gamownuclear theory, stellar theory, relativistic cosmogony, protein coding19281928 Max Born (post-doc)
Carl Gauß (Gauss)Mathematics1832 Wilhelm Eduard Weber (collaborator)
Christian Ludwig GerlingGeodetics1812 Carl Gauß (Gauss) (grad student)
Johann Georg Anton Geuther18531855 Friedrich Wöhler (grad student)
Maria Goeppert-Mayer1931 Max Born (grad student)
Alexander Goetzmolecular physics, aerosols1921 Max Gustav Hermann Reich (grad student)
Ernst A. F. W. Grossmannastrometric measurements1891 Wilhelm Schur (grad student), Leopold Friedrich Anton Ambronn (grad student)
Bernhard Friedrich Adolf Guddenelectrical conduction in semiconductors1919 Robert Wichard Pohl (grad student)
Christoph Gudermann1841 Carl Gauß (Gauss) (grad student), Bernhard Friedrich Thibaut (research assistant)
Wilhelm HanleNuclear Physics1924 James Franck (grad student)
Johannes Franz Hartmann
Gerhard C. Hegerfeldt
Werner Heisenbergphysics (quantum mechanics)1924 David Hilbert (post-doc), Max Born (post-doc)
Karl-Heinz Hellwegeapplied physics1938 Robert Wichard Pohl (grad student), James Franck (grad student), Georg Joos (post-doc)
David HilbertMathematics
Rudolf Hilsch1927 Robert Wichard Pohl (grad student)
G. Ludwig Hofacker1958 Friedrich Hermann Hund (grad student)
Fritz Houtermans1927 James Franck (grad student)
Ivo Alexandre HümmelgenOrganic Electronics IV. Physikalisches Institut19871991 Wolfgang Schröter (grad student)
Friedrich Hermann HundTheoretical physics1922 Max Born (grad student)
Georg Joosnuclear physics, optics, solid state physics
Pascual Jordan Max Born (grad student)
Abraham Gotthelf KästnerMathematics, poetry
Walter Kertz1950 Julius Bartels (grad student)
Hans KienleAstronomy
Felix Christian KleinMathematics1871 Rudolf Friedrich Alfred Clebsch (post-doc)
Ernst Friedrich Wilhelm KlinkerfuesAstronomy1855 Carl Gauß (Gauss) (grad student)
Georg Simon KlügelMathematics and physics1763 Abraham Gotthelf Kästner (grad student)
Max KohlerTheoretical physics
Friedrich Wilhelm Georg Kohlrauschphysics1863 Wilhelm Eduard Weber (grad student)
Arnold Kohlschütter1907 Karl Schwarzschild (grad student)
Hans Kopfermann1924 James Franck (grad student)
Sarah Kösterbiophysics, cell mechanics, cytoskeleton, microfluidics, microscopy, x-ray imaging
Sofia Kovalevskaya1874 Karl Weierstrass (grad student)
Herbert KroemerHeterostructures; Semiconductor/Superconductor Hybrids; Molecular-Beam Epitaxy1952 Richard Becker (grad student)
Heinrich Gerhard KuhnSpectroscopy19241926 James Franck (grad student)
Walter Kunhardt Institut für Theoretische Physik Detlev Buchholz (grad student)
Stan Lai Physics Pekka K. Sinervo (grad student)
Marilyn Latourastrophysics
Gandalf Lechner Institut für Theoretische Physik Detlev Buchholz (grad student)
Johann Benedikt Listingphysiological optics1834 Carl Gauß (Gauss) (grad student)
Walter Lochte-HoltgrevenExperimental physics1927 James Franck (grad student)
Gerhart LüdersQuantum field theory
Erwin MadelungAtomic physics and Quantum mechanics1905 Hermann Theodor Simon (grad student)
Heinz Maier-Leibnitz1935 Georg Joos (grad student), James Franck (grad student)
Werner Martienssensolid state physics, Quantum optics, nonlinear dynamics1952 Robert Wichard Pohl (grad student)
Charles Max Masondifferential equations, the calculus of variations, electromagnetic theory1903 David Hilbert (grad student)
Kurt MeetzTheoretical physics1955 Walter Tollmien (grad student)
Wilhelm Meinardus
Erwin Meyer
Johann Tobias Meyer Abraham Gotthelf Kästner (grad student)
Peter Meyercosmic rays1948 Wolfgang Paul (grad student), Hans Kopfermann (grad student)
Robert A. Millikan18951896 Walther Nernst (post-doc)
Samuel Roslington Milner18971898 Walther Nernst (post-doc)
Hermann Minkowskinumber theory
Eilhard MitscherlichChemistry, mineralogy18171818 Friedrich Stromeyer (post-doc)
Peter MittelstaedtTheoretical physics Theoretical Physics1956 Werner Heisenberg (grad student)
August Ferdinand MöbiusMöbius strip18131814 Carl Gauß (Gauss) (research assistant)
Helmuth Möhwald1974 Albert Weller (grad student)
Burton Evans Moore1907 Woldemar Voigt (grad student), Carl Runge (grad student)
Otto Müggecrystallography1879 Carl Klein (grad student)
Stefan C. Müller Reinhard Pottel (grad student)
Edward Leamington Nichols18781879 Johann Benedikt Listing (grad student)
Gunnar Nordström1908 Hermann Minkowski (grad student)
Otto Oldenberg1913 Hermann Theodor Simon (grad student)
J. Robert Oppenheimernuclear physics1927 Max Born (grad student)
Otto OsberghausAtomic and molecular physics1950 Hans Kopfermann (grad student)
Wolfgang Ernst PauliQuantum mechanics19211922 Max Born (post-doc)
Johann Friedrich PfaffMathematics17851787 Abraham Gotthelf Kästner (post-doc), Georg Christoph Lichtenberg (post-doc), Johann Elert Bode (grad student)
Martin Bodo Plenio Physics19921994 Gerhard C. Hegerfeldt (grad student)
Robert Wichard Pohl
Martin Porrmann Institut für Theoretische Physik Detlev Buchholz (grad student)
Reinhard Pottel
Ludwig PrandtlFluid mechanics
Peter PringsheimLuminescence1906 Eduard Riecke (post-doc)
Arnulf Quadthadron collider physics, detector development, grid computing
Hans-Joachim Queissersolid state physics1958 Rudolf Hilsch (grad student)
Gert W. Rathenauexperimental physics1933 James Franck (grad student)
Karl-Henning RehrenTheoretical physics
Max Gustav Hermann ReichApplied electricity
Eduard Rieckeelectricity1871 Wilhelm Eduard Weber (grad student), Friedrich Wilhelm Georg Kohlrausch (research assistant)
Marcel Risch Materials Science20062008 Michael Patrick Bradley (grad student)
Léon Rosenfeldquantum mechanics19281929 Max Born (post-doc)
Carl Rungeapplied mathematics
Paul Scherrersolid-state physics, particle physics and electronics1916 Peter J. W. Debye (grad student)
Christoph F. SchmidtBiophysics
Theodor Schmidt1933 James Franck (post-doc)
Manfred Schröder Erwin Meyer (grad student)
Wolfgang Schröter
Heinrich Christian Schumacher18081809 Carl Gauß (Gauss) (post-doc)
Wilhelm SchurAstronomy1867 Ernst Friedrich Wilhelm Klinkerfues (grad student)
Arthur Schusterspectroscopy, electrochemistry, optics, X-radiography1878 Wilhelm Eduard Weber (post-doc)
Martin SchwarzschildAstrophysics1935 Hans Kienle (grad student)
Hermann Theodor Simonelectrical engineering
Karl Snellmathematics, physics18261827 Karl Christian Friedrich Krause (research assistant)
Christoph Solveen Institut für Theoretische Physik Detlev Buchholz (grad student)
Johannes Stark1900 Eduard Riecke (post-doc)
Frank SteglichCondensed Matter Physics1969 Rudolf Hilsch (grad student)
Josef StukeSolid-state physics1947 Robert Wichard Pohl (grad student)
Paul ten BruggencateAstronomy19241926 Hans Kienle (post-doc)
Bernhard Friedrich Thibaut1796 Abraham Gotthelf Kästner (grad student), Georg Christoph Lichtenberg (grad student)
Robert Julius Trumpler1910 Leopold Friedrich Anton Ambronn (grad student)
Bjørn Trumpyparticle physics, cosmic rays, terrestrial magnetism, nuclear physics1928 Max Born (post-doc)
Sidney van den Berghstructure and evolution of galaxies, the extragalactic distance scale, supernovae, star clusters, and variable stars1956 Paul ten Bruggencate (grad student)
Woldemar VoigtTheoretical physics
Arthur R. von Hippelmaterial science1924 James Franck (grad student)
Karl Christian von LangsdorfApplied mathematics, engineering17741776 Abraham Gotthelf Kästner (research assistant)
Gunther von MinnigerodeExperimental physics1959 Rudolf Hilsch (grad student)
John L. von NeumannMathematics David Hilbert (post-doc)
Johann Andreas von Segner
William Weldon Watsonstructures and spectra of molecules, separating isotopes19281929 James Franck (post-doc)
Victor Frederick Weisskopf1931 Max Born (grad student), Eugene Paul Wigner (collaborator)
Rupert Wildt19301933 Hans Kienle (post-doc)
Dan Yang Physics2018 Laurent Gizon (grad student)