Bense, Max

BORN 7 Feb 1910, Strasbourg, Bas-Rhin - DIED 29 Apr 1990, Stuttgart, Baden-Württemberg
GRAVE LOCATION Stuttgart, Baden-Württemberg: Dornhaldenfriedhof (Abt. 106-3-1)

Max Bense spent his early childhood in Strasbourg. In 1918 his family was deported from Alsace-Lorraine because of the war. He went to school in Cologne and studied physics, chemistry, mathematics, geology and philosophy at Bonn University. During his studies he wrote for newspapers and also authored dramas for the radio. In 1934 he published "Raum und Ich" ("Space and Ego"). He received his doctor's degree in 1937 for "Quantenmechanik und Daseinsrelativität", but as an opponed to the nazi regime he didn't receive as postdoctoral qualification.

In 1938 he started working for Bayer AG as a physicist. In the Second World War he joined the army as a meteorologist and as a medical technician. After the war he was appointed Chancellor of the University of Jena in 1945. In 1948 he left the Soviet zone and fled to Boppard. He obtained a guest professorship at Stuttgart University in 1949. He also worked for the School of Design in Ulm from 1953 to 1958. In 1963 he became a full professor in Stuttgart and worked there until his retirement in 1978.


The grave of Max Bense at the DorhaldenFriedhof, Stuttgart.
Picture by Androom (06 Mar 2015)


Max Bense - Wikipedia

Bentley, Richard

Published: 06 Sep 2020
Last update: 05 Apr 2022