Honorary doctorates and professorships

The Faculty of Sciences awards honorary doctorates for outstanding academic achievement. Below is a list of all those who have been awarded an honorary doctorate over the past few decades. In 2014, the Faculty awarded for the first time a honorary professorship.

Prof. Dr. Hans-Joachim Freund (Fritz Haber Institute, Max Planck Society, Berlin)
Chemistry
FAU press release (in German)
2017
Prof. Dr. Rolf Rannacher (Ruprecht-Karls-Universität Heidelberg)
Mathematics
2009
Prof. Sir John B. Pendry, Ph.D. (Imperial College London)
Physics
FAU press release (in German)
2009
Prof. Roy J. Glauber, Ph. D. (Harvard University)
Physics, Nobel Prize 2005
FAU  press release (in German)
2006
Dipl.-Kaufm. Hermann Wolf Ibach
Geosciences
FAU press release (in German)
2003
Prof. Dr. Ernest J. Moniz (Massachusetts Institute of Technology)
Physics
FAU press release (in German)
2000
Dr. rer. nat. Jürgen Gebhard
Biology
1998
Prof. Dr. Dr. rer. nat. h.c. mult. Edmund Hlawka (TU Wien, died 2009)
Mathematics
1992
Prof. Dr. rer. nat. h.c. Herwig Schopper (CERN)
Physics
Habilitation 1954 at FAU
1982
Prof. Dr. rer. nat. Dr. rer. nat. h. c. mult. Rolf Huisgen (Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München)
Chemistry
1980
Prof. Dr. rer. nat. Dr. rer. nat. h. c. mult. Ernst Otto Fischer (TU München, died 2007)
Chemistry, Nobel Prize 1973
1977
Dr. rer. nat. h.c. Ludwig Häßlein (died 1979)
Biology
1967
Prof. Dr. rer. nat. Dr. rer. nat. h.c. Günter Scheibe (TU München)
Chemistry
1966
Prof. Dr. rer. nat. Dr. rer nat. h.c. Alfred Rieche (Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, died 2001)
Chemistry
1966
Prof. Dr. rer. nat. h.c. Louis Mesnil (died 1986)
Biology
1962
Generaldir. Dr. phil. nat. h.c. Hans Friedrich Neumeyer (died 1973) 1956
Reg.-Amtmann Dr. rer. nat. h.c. Georg Priehäußer (died 1974)
Geology
1954
Dr. phil. nat. h.c. Felix Portig 1952
Prof. Dr. Frank Dörje, head of the hospital pharmacy at the University Hospital at Erlangen 2014