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Kennziffer WA 40/13
Kennziffer: WA 39/13
Konrad Zuse – ZIB’s Namesake
Konrad Zuse, born in Berlin in 1910, is the namesake of Konrad-Zuse-Zentrum für Informationstechnik Berlin (ZIB). After completing school he studied civil engineering and architecture at the predecessor of today’s Technical University Berlin. With the Z3, he developed the world’s first freely programmable computer. After World War II, he founded his own company, the Zuse KG. After he retired, he increasingly dedicated himself to his second passion: the art of painting. Konrad Zuse, who himself never acquired a doctoral degree, received numerous honorary doctorates and awards. He died at the age of 85 in Hünfeld near Fulda. In 2010, on the occasion of his 100th anniversary, numerous events all over Germany was commemorate his work.
Keeping and developing the tradition of Konrad Zuse
“Keeping and developing the tradition of Konrad Zuse“ – this is the guiding principle for every researcher working at Zuse Institute Berlin (ZIB). In this context, ample space is provided. The aim is not to follow established lines of thought as closely as possible, but to emulate his work, his mindset, the pattern underlying Zuse’s work. With this in mind, we at Zuse Institute Berlin consider maintaining Zuse’s tradition as the incorporation of his intrinsic nature into our work.
Structure and Aims
The Konrad-Zuse-Zentrum für Informationstechnik Berlin (ZIB) was founded by law as a statutory establishment and as a non-university research institute of the State of Berlin in 1984. In close interdisciplinary cooperation with the Berlin universities and scientific institutions Zuse Institute implements research and development in the field of information technology with a particular focus on application-oriented algorithmic mathematics and practical computer science. ZIB also provides high-performance computer capacity as an accompanying service.