Karl Jasmund died on 4th November, 2003. He was one of the German pioneers in clay science together with Carl Wilhelm Correns (1893–1980), Ulrich Hofmann (1903–1986) and Walter Noll (1907–1987).

Karl Jasmund was born in Hagenow (Mecklenburg, Germany) on 19th January, 1913. After High School, he studied chemistry, physics and mathematics, in order to become a teacher, at the University in Rostock. He passed the ‘Staatsexamen’ for High School teachers in 1937 before he studied mineralogy at the Universities in Rostock, Wien, Marburg and Hamburg.

During his thesis at the University in Rostock under Carl Wilhelm Correns he...

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