Karl Ziegler was a chemist, a Nobel Prize laureate, passionate art collector and Director at the Max Planck Institut für Kohlenforschung. Karl Ziegler’s wife Maria and his daughter Marianne initiated this event in 1978 in order to commemorate Karl Ziegler and to honor outstanding scientists. It was the year of his 80th birthday which he did not live to see. The Karl Ziegler Guest Professors give lectures and interact with the scientists from Mülheim. 30 scientists have been selected up to this year.

1980     Klaus Hafner, Darmstadt
1981     Dieter Seebach, Zürich/Schweiz
1982     Malcolm L.H. Green, Oxford/Großbritannien
1983     E.O. Fischer, München
1984     Heinz A. Staab, Heidelberg
1987     Wolfgang A. Herrmann, München
1988     Manfred T. Reetz, Marburg
1993     Barry M. Trost, Stanford/USA
1994     Ryoji Noyori, Nagoya/Japan
1995     Stephen L. Buchwald, Cambridge/USA
1996     Alfons Baiker, Zürich/Schweiz
1997     Eric N. Jacobsen, Cambridge/USA
1998     Sir John Meurig Thomas, London/Großbritannien
1999     Robert H. Grubbs, Pasadena/USA
2000     Rutger A. van Santen, Eindhoven/Niederlande
2001     John F. Hartwig, New Heaven/USA
2002     Gerhard Ertl, Berlin
2003     David A. Evans, Cambridge/USA
2004     Pierre A. Jacobs, Leuven/Belgien
2005     Kendall N. Houk, Los Angeles/USA
2006     Hisashi Yamamoto, Chicago/USA
2007     Avelino Corma, Valencia/Spanien
2010     Scott Denmark, Urbana Champaign/USA
2011     Peter Chen, Zürich/Schweiz
2012     Matthias Beller, Rostock
2013     Dieter Enders, Aachen
2015     Stefan Grimme, Bonn
2016     Erick M. Carreira, Zürich/Schweiz
2017     Amir H. Hoveyda, Boston/USA
2018     Kyoko Nozaki, Tokyo/Japan
2019 Bert Weckhuysen, Utrecht/NL
2022 David Milstein, Rehovot/Israel

Pictures of the Karl Ziegler guest professors of the recent years

Prof. Dr. Bert Weckhuysen, 2019

Prof. Dr. Kyoko Nozaki, 2018

Prof. Dr. Amir Hoveyda, 2017

Prof. Dr. Erick Carreira, 2016

Prof. Dr. Stefan Grimme, 2015

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