Advance jet propulsion
Hans von Ohain in the 1970s
Albert Einstein 1879-1955
* General relativity and special relativity
* Photoelectric effect
* Mass-energy equivalence
* Quantification of the Brownian motion
* Einstein field equations
* Bose–Einstein statistics
* Unified Field Theory
Von Braun (1912-1977) at his desk at Marshall Space Flight Center in May 1964, with models of the Saturn rocket family
Otto Hahn 1879-1944
Radiochemistry, nuclear chemistry
Wilhelm Conrad Röntgen 1845-1923
Felix Hoffmann 1868-1946
Koch's postulates of germ theory
Isolation of anthrax, tuberculosis and cholera
Robert Koch 1843-1910
Manfred von Ardenne,
Nikolaus August Otto
Karl Benz 1844-1929
Gottlieb Daimler 1834-1900
Rudolf Diesel 1858-1913
The world's first
Heinrich Focke 1890-1979
Johannes Gutenberg 1398-1468
First printing press
Dr. Wolfgang Ludwig
German Inventions Have Shaped Our World
German inventions have changed the world. When we celebrate Christmas we decorate a Christmas tree and are singing 'Silent night, holy night' ('Stille Nacht, Heilige Nacht") and when we are thirsty we enjoy German beer. But that is not all!
Again, the world took note of the German discovery by Otto Hahn the "father of nuclear chemistry" and the "founder of the atomic age" when he received the Nobel Prize for nuclear fusion by splitting an atom.
Other German inventions prolonged our life when Robert Koch (1870) discovered bacteria causing infections and the discovery of the tuberculosis bacillus in 1882 ensured his place in history..
Our TV, which we enjoy each day, was invented by Manfred von Ardenne in 1930. The invention of the gas motor by Nikolaus August Otto (1832-1860) and then followed the first car invention by the two German Inventors Karl Benz and Gottlieb Daimler who gave the world a new course. And again, the German invention of the air bag was installed for the first time (1981) into the Mercedes Benz "S-Class" version.
The invention of the helicopter goes back to 1936 by the German Heinrich Focke who designed the first usable helicopter. Hans von Ohain patented and developed in 1936 the concept of a jet propulsion system which was the first aircraft (Henkel He 178) to fly under turbojet power. Ohain's development changed aviation fundamentally.
One of the most important German inventions was the printing press invented by Johannes Gutenberg in 1440. This invention was the cornerstone for further developments the world needed to progress in science, technology, medicine, arts and religion. Gutenberg, a goldsmith and business man, borrowed money to build the first printing press in the world with replaceable and movable wooden or metal letters.
Other German inventions accompany us within our daily lives, varying from high tech to the mundane, such as the toothpaste invented by Ottomar Heinsius in 1907 and the Gummy Bear by Hans Riegel in 1922. Other products we use daily are the blue jeans by Levi Strauss, Adidas, Nivea, Hellmann's Mayonnaise, Heinz Ketchup, the chip card, computers, contact lenses, Ecoflex Plastic, Glider, Geiger Counter, Globe, Kindergarten, MP3 Format, Nylon Plug, radio controlled watch, Record Player and Scanner and much more!
The "Ho 229A" was the first flying wing fighter/bomber powered by two jet engines. The first prototype was developed from Walter and Reimar Horten in 1933. The aircraft incorporated what was known as stealth technology to be more difficult to detect with radar.
Maximum speed: 977 km/h (625 miles/h). Range: 1000 km (625 miles) with full payload of 2312 kg (5097 lb). Climbing rate: 22 m/s (4,330 ft/min).
The Horten brothers developed in 1933 the the first stealth wing fighter/bomber