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Short biographies of the inventors

Béla Béla Barényi's inventions resulted in more than 2,500 patents, almost all of them concerning aspects of car safety. The lives of thousands of people have probably been saved thanks to Barényi's work.

Gerd Gerd Binnig succeeded in making an invention which, for the first time, allowed to see individual atoms and molecules: the scanning tunnelling microscope.

Ludwig Ludwig Bölkow was sometimes called the “father of aviation”. He himself found that he was best described as "technosopher".

Walter Walter Bruch was a cameraman and captured the first live pictures of the 1936 Olympic Games. In 1963, he obtained a patent for PAL colour television.

Jürgen Jürgen Dethloff is the co-developer of the chip card and the inventor of the microprocessor card. Since 1981, the chip card has been used in more and more areas of life and meanwhile has changed daily routines.

Artur Artur Fischer applied for more than 5,000 IP rights. The most famous among them are the patents for the Fischer wallplug and the fischertechnik® construction kit.

Rudolf Rudolf Hell's scanning tube provided the basis for television recording. For the first time, text and images were transmitted electronically over long distances by his Hell recorder.

Heinz Heinz Lindenmeier applied for more than 150 patents at the German Patent and Trade Mark Office, the majority of them in the field of antenna technology.

Hermann Hermann Oberth was greatly impressed by Jules Verne's fantastic novel "From the Earth to the Moon", and as a boy his thoughts revolved around how people would be able to travel into space.

Hans-Joachim Hans-Joachim Pabst von Ohain conceived a novel aircraft engine to power the world's first jet plane in the 1930s.

Oskar-Erich Oskar-Erich Peter built his first functioning airplane at the age of 17. His inventions concerned mainly the area of clamping components, for which he filed more than 200 patent applications.

Hans-Jürgen Hans-Jürgen Quadbeck-Seeger was inducted into the Inventors Gallery of the German Patent and Trade Mark Office for his achievements in the field of innovation-integrated environmental protection in the area of chemical product development.

Ernst Ernst Ruska developed the electron microscope for which he was many years later awarded the Nobel Prize.

Hans Hans Sauer conducted research in the field of relay technology, which was greatly changed due to his inventions.

Felix Felix Wankel found the solution for a new type of engine after many years of research.

Ernst-Ludwig Ernst-Ludwig Winnacker is biochemist and expert in gene technology. In addition to his research and lecturing duties, he has published books on genetic engineering for a broad public.

Konrad Konrad Zuse abandoned his employment as a structural engineer in 1936 in order to pursue his vision of a programmable machine.

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