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Prof. Dr. Dr. Hans-Peter Dürr

Prof. Dr. Dr. Hans-Peter Dürr, quantum physicist, studied physics in Stuttgart in 1953. 1956 he wrote his PhD thesis under the supervision of Edward Teller, and from 1958 to 1976 he worked with Werner Heisenberg. 1962 he habilitated at the University of Munich. 1971, 1978 to 1980 as well as 1987 to 1992, Dürr was managing director and deputy managing director at the Max-Planck-Institute for Physics.
1985 to 1991 he was member of the executive board of Greenpeace Germany. 1987 he was awarded the Alternative Nobel Prize, 2004 he was honoured with the Federal Cross of Merit. Dürr is the founder and directorate of the Global Challenges Network and even as professor emeritus he still is strongly engaged for an ecologically sustainable society.