Aims of the Digitalization of the

Biographisch-literarisches Handwörterbuch 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.

This electronic "Poggendorff" dictionary allow: 

In the future these possibilities of recherche will be extended by additional entries and links. To reach this goal an

international cooperation

is planned. - Furthermore, we will create links to scanned publications of the authors. In this way the papers are readable at once. 

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Dr. Wolfgang Ziegler, Friedrich Schiller University Jena, Physikalisch-Astronomische Fakultät, Tel. 049/03641/9-47028
e-mail: p5wozi@uni-jena.de