Ernst Patzer Fundation

The Ernst-Patzer Foundation was established in 2001 with the aim of providing financial assistance and support to talented students and young scientists in the field of astronomy, in particular at the Max-Planck-Institut for Astronomie (MPIA) in Heidelberg. The Ernst Patzer Foundation is hosted and administered by the Deutsche Bank. A constitution rules the Foundation in all its activities. The executive body is the Foundation's Board. It consists of three persons, of which two are affiliated with the Deutsche Bank and one is working as a scientist at the MPIA. Henrik Beuther is entitled for that since first of May 2009.

For more information on the constitution and technical detail about the foundation contact Henrik Beuther.

Who was Ernst Patzer?

Ernst Patzer was a philosopher deeply believing in a universal philosophy covering all fields of human knowledge. He was a personality with vast knowledge, an outstanding memory and extreme logical-systematic talents. At the time of his academic carrier, education was not promoted by the government and university fees had to be paid even by poor students. His love for the knowledge thus lead him to leave his money as a funding for promoting scientific research by young students