Aims of the Digitalization of the
der exakten Naturwissenschaften
(Biographic and Literary Dictionary of the Exact Natural Sciences)
edited since 1863
Project of the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft
(DFG) at the Friedrich Schiller University Jena
The "Biographisch-literarisches Handwörterbuch
der exakten Naturwissenschaften", the first volume of which was published
in 1863 by J.C. Poggendorff and which is updated from the POGGENDORFF-Redaction
of the Sächsische Akademie der Wissenschaften zu Leipzig, contains
the names of some thousands authors in the field of natural sciences. Especially,
the fields of physics, chemistry and mathematics are concerned.
Additionally to the names (surname, Christian name) one will find in most
cases the following entries:
Profession(s), working fields, stations of life, date and place of birth,
date and place of death, bibliographical list of publications.
Furthermore, there may be remarks on awards, monuments, stamps, jubilees,
secondary literature, and so on.
These informations make the "Poggendorff" dictionary valuable for historians
in science as well as for specialists searching certain publications of
a given author.
The whole informations relating to a given person are often distributed
over two or more volumes of the "Poggendorff" dictionary.
"Poggendorff" dictionary allow:
In the future these possibilities of recherche
will be extended by additional entries and links. To reach this goal an
recherches relating persons (names, data of birth
graphical presentation of all pages of the "Poggendorff"
dictionary, which are relating to the given person
graphical presentation of otherwise interesting pages
(introduction, abbreviations, and so on)
is planned. - Furthermore, we will create links
to scanned publications of the authors. In this way the papers are readable
Dr. Wolfgang Ziegler, Friedrich Schiller University
Jena, Physikalisch-Astronomische Fakultät, Tel. 049/03641/9-47028