Prof Dr Albrecht Beutelspacher
Albrecht Beutelspacher studied mathematics, physics and philosophy in Tübingen. In 1973 he transferred to the University of Mainz, where he earned his doctorate in 1976 and qualified as a professor in 1980. Beginning in 1986 he worked as a research associate for Siemens AG in Munich. From 1988 to 2018 he was professor at the University of Gießen and since 2002 he has been director of the Mathematikum science museum in Gießen. He has written numerous popular science books and received many awards for his contribution to the popularisation of mathematics, including the Communicator-Preis (Communicator Award) of the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (German Research Foundation) in 2000 and the Hessischer Verdienstorden (Hessian Order of Merit) in 2016.