Kurt Hain - An Outstanding Personality in the Field of Applied Kinematics and the Accessibility to his Scientific Work

  • Torsten Brix
  • Marco Ceccarelli
  • Ulf Döring
Conference paper


Dr.-Ing. E.h. Kurt Hain (1908–1995) belongs to the pioneers of Applied Kinematics in Germany. He published an extensive scientific work which contains 13 books and more than 380 papers on nearly all partial fields of kinematics. The paper gives a survey of the lifework of Kurt Hain and describes a national research project to store and to provide his heritage for all people who are interested in kinematics.


Lifework of an outstanding personality Prevention of scientific heritage Digitalization and enhancement of scientific sources Open access to scientific knowledge Internet-based digital library 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Torsten Brix
    • 1
  • Marco Ceccarelli
    • 2
  • Ulf Döring
    • 3
  1. 1.Engineering Design GroupIlmenau University of TechnologyIlmenauGermany
  2. 2.Laboratory of Robotics and MechatronicsUniversity of CassinoCassinoItaly
  3. 3.Computer Graphics GroupIlmenau University of TechnologyIlmenauGermany

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