Hans Murawski

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Hans Murawski (born February 12, 1915 in what would later become Wuppertal ; † May 9, 1994 in Frankfurt am Main ) was a German geologist. He was professor and director of the Geological-Paleontological Institute at the University of Frankfurt .


Murawski, the son of the chemist Walter Murawski, studied geology in Frankfurt and Breslau from 1934, in Frankfurt he had become a member of the old Strasbourg fraternity Germania . After military service in World War II from 1939, he continued his studies in Göttingen. In 1951 he completed his habilitation with Erich Bederke at the University of Göttingen ( The Development History of the Younger Tertiary West of the Leinegraben ). 1954/55 he was a diet lecturer at the TH Karlsruhe and from 1955 curator and private lecturer at the Geological Institute of the University of Cologne . From 1957 he was scientific advisor and professor there. In 1968 he became a full professor of geology and paleontology in Frankfurt and at the same time director of the Geological-Paleontological Institute.

Murawski mainly dealt with tectonics and among other things with tertiary basalt volcanism in Lower Saxony and the geology of the Spessart . In the 1970s he was the initiator of the DFG project Geotraverse Rhenoherzynikum through the Rhenish Slate Mountains .

He is best known for his geological dictionary , which has been published in many editions .

He had been married since 1942.


  • with Wilhelm Meyer : Geological dictionary . Spektrum, Heidelberg, 12th edition 2010, ISBN 978-3-8274-1445-8 (1937 to 1998 by Enke Verlag, Stuttgart, initially published with founder Carl Christoph Beringer; in 1972, 1983, 1992 and 1998 there was also a dtv - paperback edition).
  • “Just a stone.” Introduction to the geological development and the history of geological exploration of the Spessart . Museums of the City of Aschaffenburg, Aschaffenburg 1992, ISBN 3-924436-03-7 .
  • as editor (and author of: Tectonics ): From the core of the earth to the magnetosphere. Current Problems in Earth Sciences . 21 scientists report on the current state of research. Umschau, Frankfurt am Main 1968.
  • as editor with K. v. Gehlen, H. Mälzer, Karl Fuchs , A. Semmel: Plateau Uplift - The Rhenish Massif - A Case History . Springer Verlag, 1983

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Individual evidence

  1. Geologisches Jahrbuch, Volume 67, 1953, pp. 495-527
  2. ^ Murawski: Connections between basalt volcanism and tectonics in Lower Saxony . In: Geologische Rundschau , Volume 39, 1951, pp. 114–119. The evaluation of the internal structure of basalt deposits for practice . In: Z. Dt. Geolog. Ges. , Vol. 103, 1952, pp. 414-416. The tertiary basalt deposits in the vicinity of Göttingen. The value and extent of their geological significance . In: New year book for geology and palaeontology , monthly books, 1956, pp. 1–31
  3. Murawski: The Spessart as part of the Central German threshold . In: Geologische Rundschau , Volume 54, 1965, pp. 835–852