Jan Peter Toennies

Professor Jan Peter Toennies (born 3 May 1930) is an American scientist and former director of the Max Planck Institute for Dynamics and Self-Organization (formerly named the Max Planck Institute for Flow Research). He was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania of German immigrant parents.


Lower Merion High School, Lower Merion, Pennsylvania 1948, Amherst College, Amherst, MA., B.A. 1952, Brown University, Providence, Rhode Island, Ph.D. in chemistry 1957. Fulbright student in Göttingen 1953–1954.

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