Three years went by until the appointment of HUBERT MILLER in 1986. The 3-year vacancy did not have the negative impact it would have had in earlier years, as the institute has grown to six tenured professors, which taught independent fields: Applied Geology (Grimm), Geological Remote Sensing (Bodechtel), Economic Geology (Klemm, Höll), and Geochemistry (Weber-Dieffenbach).
Hubert Miller established plate tectonics as one of the first in Germany. His modern research in the tectonics of South America and Antartica resulted establishment of the field of geochronology at Munich. Through his research, the institute gained a collection of rocks from Antartica and South America. Hubert Miller co-founded the Internationales Begegnungszentrum (IBZ) in Munich for which he was awarded the University Medal in 2003.
Hubert Miller retired after a very successful international career. He passed away on February 26th 2020. Owing to the Corona-crisis, we will postpone a colloquium in his honor, but focus on collecting contribution for a memoriam in print.
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