at ernst.ruska.de in Berlin/Germany - memorial
site for the scientist and nobel laureate in physics
1986. This site is managed by the Ruska family and
started on May 27, 1998 on the occasion of Ernst
Ruska´s 10th anniversary of death.
The project was result of several inquiries about
information and pictures of Ernst Ruska and his life.
We present the main facts and background information
about Ernst Ruska´s life. We also intend developing
this site into a platform of historical documentation
about Ernst Ruska and the electron microscope.
A private project like ernst.ruska.de is limited in
financial and time-ressources. So we will need some time
making this project a authentic archieve. One year online
proved interesting results about web-community´s
demand for this site. More and more web-users from all
over the world visited ernst.ruska.de. Our answer is a
new and optimized version. The new version is faster,
reorganized - and is availabe in english language.
Maybe the prepared scientific and private materials of
ernst.ruska.de encourage someone supplemeting own
materials into this site.
From the several conversations with my grandfather
about scientific and philosophical matters the phrase
"2nd gate" impressed me most. So this site got the
maintitle: The 2nd gate to microcosm."
Special thanks to my grandmother Irmela Ruska for her
help in choice of materials, Ernst Ruska´s secretary
of many years - Lotte Lambert - for preparing the
bibliography, Dr. Hoffman from Max-Planck-Institut
für Wissenschaftsgeschichte and Dr.
Kazemi from Archiv
zur Geschichte der Max-Planck-Gesellschaft for
their methodical advice.
Berlin, Aug 1, 1999