The Karlsruhe University (Universität Karlsruhe-TH), the oldest technical university in Germany, is home to the Forschungszentrum Karlsruhe (Karlsruhe Research Center), where engineering and scientific research is performed in the areas of health, earth, and environmental sciences.
Wilhelm Steinkopf (1879–1949), University of Karlsruhe alumni and professor, co-developer of a method for the mass production of mustard gas during World War I; Edward Teller (1908–2003), who is known as the originator of the hydrogen bomb; Roland Mack (born 1949), co-founder of Europa-Park, one of the most popular theme parks in Europe
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- Fridericiana Polytechnic: 1825; 195 years ago, TU Karlsruhe: 1865, KIT: October 1, 2009
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The University of Karlsruhe was founded as Polytechnische Schule, a polytechnical school, on October 7, 1825. It was modeled upon the École polytechnique in Paris. In 1865, Grand Duke Frederick I of Baden (German: Friedrich) raised the school to the status of a Hochschule, a high educational institute.
For the natural sciences KIT (world rank 51) led the domestic comparison against the LMU Munich (world rank 62), the University of Heidelberg (world rank 72) and the Technical University of Munich (world rank 81) Bio / wiki sources: Wikipedia, accounts on social media, content from our users.
Much of the central area, including the palace, was reduced to rubble by Allied bombing during World War II but was rebuilt after the war. Located in the American zone of the post-war Allied occupation, Karlsruhe was home to an American military base, established in 1945.
Sönke Neitzel (born June 26, 1968) is a German historian who has written extensively about the Second World War. He is editor of the journal German History in the 20th Century and has written several books such as Soldaten: On Fighting, Killing and Dying; The Secret Second World War Tapes of German POWs based on recordings of German POWs held at Trent Park which he wrote with Harald Welzer.
Albert Vögler (8 February 1877 - 14 April 1945), was a German liberal politician, industrialist and entrepreneur. He was a co-founder of the German People's Party, and an important executive in the munitions industry during the Second World War. Vögler was born to Karl and Berta Vögler in Essen. He studied mechanics and engineering at high school before graduating from the university of ...
Buildings in Karlsruhe. Karlsruhe Synagogue (1798–1800, burned 1871) Palace (1803–14, partial reconstruction 1960–63) Karlsruhe court theater (1804–08, burnt 1847) Library (1805, destroyed in World War II) City Hall (1805/06 and 1821/25, extensive reconstruction of the facade, interior greatly changed)
Hans Ferdinand Mayer (born 23 October 1895 in Pforzheim, Germany; died 18 October 1980 in Munich, West Germany) was a German mathematician and physicist.He was the author of the "Oslo Report", a major military intelligence leak which revealed German technological secrets to the British Government shortly after the start of World War II.
He was born in Mühlburg (now part of Karlsruhe). Early 20th century and World War I. The Schütte-Lanz company, founded by Karl Lanz and Johann Schütte in 1909, built 22 airships. The company's main competitor was the Zeppelin works. When World War I broke out in 1914, Mannheim's industrial plants played a key role in Germany's war economy.