Reinhart Ahlrichs

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Reinhart Ahlrichs (16 January 1940 – 12 October 2016) was a German theoretical chemist.


Ahlrichs was born on the 16 January 1940 in Göttingen. He studied Physics at the University of Göttingen (Diplom (M.Sc.) in 1965) and received his PhD in 1968 with W. A. Bingel. From 1968-69 he was assistant at Göttingen with Werner Kutzelnigg and from 1969-70 Postdoctoral Fellow with C. C. J. Roothaan at the University of Chicago.

After a period as assistant from 1970-75 in Karlsruhe he had been Professor of Theoretical chemistry at the University of Karlsruhe. He also headed a research group at the INT.[1]

His group developed the program TURBOMOLE.


  • Liebig-Denkmuenze (2000) from the German Chemical Society (GDCh)
  • Bunsen-Denkmuenze (2000) from Deutsche Bunsengesellschaft


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