Karlsruhe Institute of Technology

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The Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) (Karlsruher Institut für Technologie) is a public research university and one of the largest research and educational institutions in Germany.wikipedia
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KIT is a member of the TU9, an association of German universities of technology.
The founding president of TU9 is Horst Hippler, also president of the University of Karlsruhe.

Heinrich Hertz

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The Karlsruhe Institute of Technology is well known for many inventors and entrepreneurs who studied or taught there, including Heinrich Hertz, Karl Friedrich Benz and the founders of SAP SE.
In 1885, Hertz became a full professor at the University of Karlsruhe.

German Universities Excellence Initiative

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As part of the German Universities Excellence Initiative KIT was awarded excellence status in 2006 and 2019.
The Karlsruhe Institute of Technology returned to excellence status for a second time after having been funded in the first round (2006).

Measurement tower

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Campus Nord also hosts a 200-metre-tall guyed mast for meteorological measurements.


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In February 2008, the merger of the university and the research centre to form KIT was agreed by the state of Baden-Württemberg and Germany's federal government.
It also contains three of the eleven German 'excellence universities' (Heidelberg, Tübingen, and Konstanz and formerly, Freiburg and Karlsruhe).

Fritz Haber

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* Georg von Hevesy (1886–1966), winner of the 1943 Nobel Prize for his key role in the development of radioactive tracers to study chemical processes such as in the metabolism of animals, worked with Fritz Haber at University of Karlsruhe without formal appointment
Knorr recommended Haber to Carl Engler, a chemistry professor at the University of Karlsruhe who was intensely interested in the chemical technology of dye and the dye industry, and the study of synthetic materials for textiles.

Forschungsreaktor 2 (FR2)

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Initial activities focused on Forschungsreaktor 2 (FR2), the first nuclear reactor built by Germany.
The organization charged with the project evolved into the Kernforschungszentrum Karlsruhe (KfK) (Karlsruhe Nuclear Research Centre), which in turn evolved into the present day Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT).


Also at the site is a nanotechnology research centre and the neutrino experiment KATRIN.
The experiment is located at the former Forschungszentrum Karlsruhe, now Campus Nord of the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology.

Karl Benz

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The Karlsruhe Institute of Technology is well known for many inventors and entrepreneurs who studied or taught there, including Heinrich Hertz, Karl Friedrich Benz and the founders of SAP SE.
Next he studied at the Poly-Technical University under the instruction of Ferdinand Redtenbacher.

Franz Grashof

He was a professor of Applied Mechanics at the Technische Hochschule Karlsruhe.

Johann Jakob Balmer

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He studied at the University of Karlsruhe and the University of Berlin, then completed his Ph.D. from the University of Basel in 1849 with a dissertation on the cycloid.

Rocks Cluster Distribution

GridKa runs the Rocks Cluster Distribution Linux distribution for supercomputers.
The largest registered academic cluster, having 8632 CPUs, is GridKa, operated by the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology in Karlsruhe, Germany.

Götz Werner

Before being shut down in 2010, a former professor of this faculty was Götz Werner, founder of dm-drogerie markt.
From October 2003 till September 2010, he was the head of the Cross-Department Group for Entrepreneurial Studies at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology.

Franz Fehrenbach

Fehrenbach studied industrial engineering at the University of Karlsruhe and joined Robert Bosch GmbH in 1975.

Hermann Staudinger

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In 1907, Staudinger began an assistant professorship at the Technical University of Karlsruhe.

Total Carbon Column Observing Network

KIT operates several TCCON stations as part of an international collaborative effort to measure greenhouse gases globally.
In Europe some of these include Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Max Planck Institute for Biogeochemistry, University of Bremen, Agencia Estatal de Meteorología, Royal Belgian Institute for Space Aeronomy, Finnish Meteorological Institute, and Pierre and Marie Curie University.

Oswald Mathias Ungers

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From 1947 to 1950 he studied architecture at the University of Karlsruhe under Egon Eiermann.

Karl Steinbuch

The Steinbuch Centre for Computing (SCC), named after Karl Steinbuch, was formed in 2008 when the main computer facilities of the University of Karlsruhe merged with those at Forschungszentrum Karlsruhe.
In 1958 he became professor and director of the institute of technology for information processing ( ITIV) of the University of Karlsruhe, where he retired in 1980.

Roland Scholl

In 1897, he became the assistant director of the chemical laboratory of the Technische Hochschule Karlsruhe (today the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology).

Sergey Padyukov

Later Sergey Padyukov completed his education at Karlsruhe Institute of Technology and graduated as an architect.

Hans Kollhoff

Kollhoff began his architecture studies at the University of Karlsruhe in 1968.

Robert Gerwig

Gerwig was born on 2 May 1820 in Karlsruhe, in the Grand Duchy of Baden, and attended the Großherzogliches Polytechnikum (now known as Karlsruhe Institute of Technology) where he studied civil engineering, primarily road construction.

Edward Teller

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Teller graduated in chemical engineering at the University of Karlsruhe, and received in 1930 his Ph.D. in physics under Werner Heisenberg at the University of Leipzig.

Wilhelm Steinkopf

In 1899 he moved to the Technische Hochschule Karlsruhe (today the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology), where he finished his studies with a degree as Diplomingenieur in 1905.