Gottfried Landwehr (22 August 1929 – 24 January 2013) was a German physicist.
Landwehr was born in Osnabrück and studied physics in Karlsruhe. After that he worked at the Physikalisch-Technische Bundesanstalt in Braunschweig. He was one of the founders of the Max Planck Institute for Solid State Research in Stuttgart (1955) and headed the branch office in France until 1983. From 1968 to 1999 he was professor for experimental physics in Würzburg. Klaus von Klitzing who is known for the discovery of the integer quantum Hall Effect in 1980 (Nobel Prize 1985) was one of his students. On the initiative of Gottfried Landwehr the well known Centre for semiconductor physics was founded at the Julius-Maximilians-Universität Würzburg. He is also associated with the founding of the chair of applied physics and the department of experimental physics V (biophysics).
Honours and awards
- Order of Merit of the Federal Republic of Germany
- Bavarian Order of Merit
- 2003: Bene Merenti der Universität Würzburg in Gold
- Honorary Doctorate from the University of Gießen
- Honorary Doctorate from the University of Grenoble
- Honorary Member of the Ioffe Physical-Technical Institute of the Russian Academy of Sciences
- Member of the Bavarian Academy of Sciences and Humanities
Online condolence book
- "Professor Gottfried Landwehr passed away at the age of 83". Main-Post (in German). 1 February 2013. Retrieved 1 February 2013.
- Träger der Medaille "Bene Merenti" Universität Würzburg
- "Ehrendoktorwürde für Prof. Dr. Gottfried Landwehr". Informationsdienst Wissenschaft (in German). 30 June 1998. Retrieved 2 February 2013.
- "Ehrendoktor für Prof. Dr. Gottfried Landwehr". Uni Intern (in German). 19 January 1992. Retrieved 2 February 2013.
- "Ehrenmitglied des A.F. Ioffe Instituts". Uni Intern (in German). 19 January 1992. Retrieved 2 February 2013.
- "Rückschau - verstorbene Mitglieder ( L )". Bayerische Akademie der Wissenschaften (in German). Retrieved 4 February 2013.