Manfred Eigen 1927–2019

Manfred Eigen at the 57th Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting. © Peter Badge/typos 1 in coop. with Lindau Nobel Laureate Meetings

The Council and Foundation Lindau Nobel Laureate Meetings deeply mourn the loss of Nobel Laureate Manfred Eigen, who sadly passed away on 6 February 2019 at the age of 91. He received the 1967 Nobel Prize in Chemistry for studies of extremely fast chemical reactions.

Manfred Eigen obtained his doctorate from the Georg-August-University of Göttingen in 1951, and joined the Max Planck Institute for Physical Chemistry in 1953. He founded the Max Planck Institute for Biophysical Chemistry in Göttingen in 1971. 

Manfred Eigen participated in 17 Lindau Nobel Laureate Meetings, most recently in 2010. The Council and Foundation extend their deep sympathies to Prof. Eigen’s family.

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