Lukas Hottinger, micropaleontologist and longtime professor for geology and paleontology at the University of Basel passed away peacefully on September 4, 2011 in Allschwil, Switzerland. He was born in Düsseldorf (Germany) on February 25, 1933, into a family of medical doctors as son of Prof. Adolf Hottinger, pediatrist, and Dr. Greta Hottinger-Cahn, a chemist of Swiss nationality. Because of Nazi oppression, the family decided early to move back to Allschwil, Switzerland. Lukas attended primary and secondary school in Basel with summer courses in Neuchâtel (Switzerland) and Exeter (England). In 1952, he received his Matura (university entrance qualification) from the Humanistische...

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