Born: 9 May 1927, Bochum, Germany
Affiliation at the time of the award: Max-Planck-Institut für Physikalische Chemie, Göttingen, Federal Republic of Germany
Prize motivation: "for their studies of extremely fast chemical reactions, effected by disturbing the equilibrium by means of very short pulses of energy"
Field: chemical kinetics, physical chemistry
Prize share: 1/2