By Bernhard Wunderlich
This autobiography is written to stick with the at the start turbulent and doubtless random direction of schooling and existence studies of the writer within the Thirties and 40s through the oppressive third German Reich. those early adolescence insights made the writer an bad scholar within the Nineteen Fifties within the totalitarian German Democratic Republic, and finally introduced him to the united states. preferably ready, he accomplished a primary schooling in checklist time, top in 1965 to a tenured professorship in chemistry at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, focusing on learn of the forged country of linear macromolecules (polymers, plastics). Early retirement in 1988 resulted in a brand new 20-year profession as Professor and exceptional Scientist on the college of Tennessee and Oak Ridge nationwide Laboratory. a shocking requirement of this profession was once an intensive volume of shuttle in the US and around the globe. It rekindled an curiosity in keeping with his father's love of the literature on explorations, ended in a trip of many anthropological websites, and peaked with a visit around the globe with Northwestern college Alumni. The unforeseeable result of penning this booklet have been the various hyperlinks among Bernhard Wunderlich's love of educating and learn to the earliest stories in his existence. He wouldn't are looking to leave out or switch anything.
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The creek served as runoff from the often flooded meadows from the city limits to the Havel river. At the point where we played, it widened to about 100 feet and had a reasonable depth. The older boys were making a “Bebbie” (a small quake) by running in step with linked arms over the not too thick ice. After a few passes, the ice would develop many small cracks and produce several-inch-high waves under their feet. For us, this was fun to watch, but should have been a signal that it was not safe to further explore the ice.
Mutti directed me to the last center bench, one of the somewhat larger benches. Not chosen because of the ‘W’ in our last name, which in later years often banished me to the last row. Then, Mutti could say good by and wait for me outside for perhaps half an hour. Teacher Menzel gave us the first lesson, instructing us how to behave and laid down the rules of behavior. He was my “Klassenlehrer” for the next four years. I was looking forward to read books such as the ones Mutti read to us regularly.
12-01–10 Subject Index . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12-11–37 APPENDICES (These Appendices are only available in the On-line book as an Electronic Supplement) APPENDIX-A “List of Publications and Research Associates” This Appendix contains in Parts A–D a complete list of all scientific publications written between 1955 and 2008. Listed are the sequential numbers according to the date when considering writing the manuscript.
A Science Career Against all Odds: A Life of Survival, Study, Teaching and Travel in the 20th Century by Bernhard Wunderlich