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Mourning the loss of Klaus Tschira

Klaus Tschira (1940–2015). IMAGE: EMBL Photolab/Marietta Schupp

By Director General Iain Mattaj, on behalf of EMBL

 
It is with great sadness that we learned of the passing of Klaus Tschira. In him, Heidelberg and our region have lost a great European, an innovative entrepreneur and an example to many as a tireless supporter of science, education and talent.

Klaus Tschira, a physicist by training, promoted all disciplines of science with an uncommon appreciation for fundamental research. Introducing the young to the natural sciences was one of his foremost concerns and EMBL was privileged to host the Klaus Tschira Jugend-Akademie and to support this important undertaking.

Here at EMBL, Klaus Tschira will always be remembered. The initial idea behind the design of EMBL Heidelberg’s landmark double-helical building, the Advanced Training Centre, was conceived by him and its realisation was only possible thanks to his vision, willpower and unwavering commitment and generosity.

In Klaus Tschira a man of great integrity, remarkable intellect and unmatched belief in the promise of science has left us. We remain behind with a sense of immense loss.

Tags: Administration, events, Heidelberg, Training

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