Ernst Peter Fischer on Returning To Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory
  Ernst Peter Fischer     Biography    
Recorded: 23 Jun 2000

later I returned for some courses, I once had a course with mary lou pardue on some hybridization strategy, that is the stone age time of DNA, this is when they were still doing cot crows, and later on I came to some meetings, I was in a meeting in the Banbury center, and I was – came here for a meeting in human evolution that was organized by Jim and scharla huji – and then I saw how big the place was and I was very sad that bridgewater was gone.

Ernst Peter Fischer, Professor of the History of Science at the University of Constance since 1994. He studied mathematics and physics in Cologne and biology at the California Institute of Technology in Pasadena. He earned Ph.D. in biology and qualified as a professor in the history of science.

He has published biographies of Max Delbrück, Niels Bohr, Wolfgang Pauli and James D. Watson and received several awards for his scientific publications. Fischer is an author of such books as "Die andere Bildung", "Selling science - The history of Boehringer Mannheim" and "Das Genom" - an introduction into modern genome research.

He has been honoured with the Heinrich-Bechold-Medaille (1980), Preis der wissenschaftlichen Gesellschaft Freiburg (1981); Lorenz-Oken-Medaille (2002), Treviranus-Medaille (2003) and Eduard-Rhein-Kulturpreis (2003).