Prof. em. Dr. rer. pol. Dr. h.c. mult. Hans Albert held the Chair of Sociology and Science at the Faculty of Social Sciences of the University of Mannheim from 1963 to 1989, from which the present Chair of General Sociology emerged.
In honor of his 100th birthday, the University of Mannheim released a press release containing a laudation by the Dean of the Faculty, Prof. Dr. Michael Diehl and a laudation by his successor at the Chair, Prof. em. Dr. Hartmut Esser.