Jürgen Ehlers

Jürgen Ehlers (1929 - 2008), founding director of the Max Planck Institute for Gravitational Physics (Albert Einstein Institute). Zoom Image
Jürgen Ehlers (1929 - 2008), founding director of the Max Planck Institute for Gravitational Physics (Albert Einstein Institute).

Jürgen Ehlers, the founding director of the Albert Einstein Institute, was one of the most distinguished and influential German Scientists of his generation. When he died very suddenly and unexpected on 20 May 2008, his colleagues and the staff of the Albert Einstein Institute lost a brilliant scientist and an outstanding scholar and teacher.

Obituary by the directors of the Albert Einstein Institute

Jürgen Ehlers, one of the most distinguished and influential German scientists of his generation, died very suddenly and unexpectedly on 20 May 2008. [more]

Obituary by Ralf Breuer (Spektrum der Wissenschaft)

Der große Gravitationsforscher ist überraschend verstorben.
Ende April standen wir noch zusammen: Jürgen Ehlers, Anton Zeilinger und ich. Anlass war der Festakt zum 150. Geburtstag von Max Planck, veranstaltet in Berlin von der Max-Planck-Gesellschaft und weiteren Institutionen. [more]
 
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