Yesterday, The Academic Senate of Kliment Ochridski University Sofia in Bulgaria decidet to honour Helmut Schwarz, UniCat professor at TU Berlin and president of the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation by a Honorary doctorate.
Following an apprenticeship as Chemical Laboratory Assistant with Dynamit Nobel in Troisdorf from 1966 to 1971, Schwarz studied Chemistry at the TU Berlin. He obtained his PhD from the TU in 1972 and two years later he completed his postdoctoral lecturing qualification. Periods of study at the ETH Zurich, MIT in Cambridge (USA) and the University of Cambridge (UK) followed his appointment as Professor of Theory and Practice of Mass Spectrometry at the TU Berlin. Schwarz has been Professor of Inorganic Chemistry at the TU Berlin since 1983. More than 900 publications bear witness to his exceptional academic productivity.