Magarete Puschmann was an indispensable member of the FIAS family for over 15. years. In addition to her generous donations, she participated in FIAS social activities, scientific lectures, award ceremonies, and summer parties, despite her advanced age, until the beginning of the pandemic. She has now passed away in Bad Homburg on the morning of June 8, 2021.
When Magarete Puschmann and her husband Herbert, who unfortunately passed away some years ago, read about the foundation of FIAS in the Frankfurter Allgemeine Sonntagszeitung about 15 years ago, they were immediately enthusiastic about the idea of an interdisciplinary research institute. After a visit to FIAS and a meeting with FIAS founding father Prof. Walter Greiner, the couple established the Margarete and Herbert Puschmann Foundation on April 28, 2006, with the purpose of promoting science and research at Goethe University and FIAS in particular.
Since then, the foundation has made a large number of PhD projects at FIAS possible. In recent years, the focus of support has been on enabling young scientists to spend research periods at FIAS, thus promoting international exchange.
Mrs. Puschmann always took pride in promoting scientific exchange among young people from very different cultural backgrounds. A few weeks ago, she celebrated her 100th birthday in good health at the Kursana Villa in Oberursel with her family and friends, including FIAS, and is now reunited with her beloved husband, as she so wished.
We will keep Magarete and Herbert Puschmann in our grateful and warm-hearted memory.