Councillor Biographies

Prof. Dr. Hans-Peter Dürr, Nuclear physicist and philosopher (†)

Professor Hans Peter Dürr was a well known nuclear physicist and philosopher. He worked closely with the nuclear physicist Edward Teller, as well as the inventor of quantum mechanics, Werner Heisenberg. He ws a former Director of the Max-Planck-Institut für Physik, Munich. In 1987 Prof. Dürr founded the Global Challenges Network for sustainable development initiatives. He was chairman of the German Association of Scientists and is a key advocate of the development of a holistic science in the 21st century. He was a recipient of the Right Livelihood Award (1987). In 2002 the Cambridge Biographical Centre proclaimed him International Scientist of the Year and in 2004 Dürr received the highest Award of the German Government, the Federal Cross of Merit.

Watch Hans Peter Dürr talk about the WFC here


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