In Memorium: Hermann Haus

Hermann Anton Haus, Institute Professor and member of the Research Laboratory of Electronics and the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at MIT.

Hermann Anton Haus, Institute Professor and member of the Research Laboratory of Electronics and the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at MIT.

Professor Hermann Anton Haus, Institute Professor, died suddenly and unexpectedly on May 21, 2003 at the age of 77, shortly after completing his regular bicycle commute from MIT to his home in Lexington.

Hermann was a source of extraordinary intellectual energy on all fronts. His pioneering research in the fields of noise theory, short-pulse lasers and optical communications earned him the National Medal of Science as well as many other awards and honorary degrees. His innovative development of undergraduate and graduate curricula in electromagnetics and his wonderfully original textbooks were honored with an IEEE Education Medal.

An active member of our faculty for almost fifty years, Hermann inspired generations of students and colleagues not only with his dynamic and insightful teaching but also with his enthusiasm for art, music, history, languages, hiking and biking. He always had time to help, advise and encourage. He made it all look easy.

— Erich Ippen, EECS and Research Laboratory of Electronics colleague

One Response to “In Memorium: Hermann Haus”

  1. Green Stool says:

    His innovative development of undergraduate and graduate curricula in electromagnetics and his wonderfully original textbooks were honored with an IEEE Education Medal.
    Green Stool

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