No announcement yet.

Obituary: Werner Reichardt

This topic is closed.
  • Filter
  • Time
  • Show
Clear All
new posts

  • Obituary: Werner Reichardt

    ******* NOTED WITH REGRET *******

    From: E-LETTER distributor

    E-LETTER on Systems, Control, and Signal Processing
    ISSUE No. 55 27 Oct 1992

    (Contributed by Jack Cowan to another bboard)
    Werner Reichardt

    It is with great regret that I have to announce the death of Werner
    Reichardt. Werner was a student in Berlin at the outbreak of WW II
    and fought against the Nazis in the German underground. He was
    captured by the Gestapo but saved by the Russians shortly before his
    scheduled execution. Werner began his career as a post doc with Max
    Delbruck at CalTech, but first became known for his work with Bernard
    Hassenstein on motion detection. He set up the Max Planck Institute
    for Biological Cybernetics in the early 60s and founded the journal
    Kybernetik, now known as Biological Cybernetics. He produced a great
    deal of excellent pioneering work on Fly vision, especially with Tommy
    Poggio. He will be greatly missed by his many friends, of whom I count
    myself fortunate to have been one. Jack Cowan