Heinz Ebert

Geologist, Person

1907 –


Who is Heinz Ebert?

Heinz Ebert was a German-Brazilian geologist, naturalist, and educator.

Ebert had his basic training in chemistry, physics, and analytical chemistry and natural sciences and served as geologist at the Geological Survey of Prussia. He was obtained his PhD at the University of Leipzig, where he became an associate professor in 1934. He worked on petrography at the Geological Survey of Saxony and developed methods to recognize stratigraphic sequences by petrographic and structural analysis. From 1939 to 1946, World War II interrupted his geological activity. After the war he returned to geology and opened an office for applied geology

He moved to Recife in 1950 and was influential in creating the CAGE. From 1950 to 1956, he was a "specialized geologist" at the Division of Geology and Mineralogy, which evolved from the old Geological Survey of Brazil, and mapped the regions of São João del Rei, Juiz de Fora, and Barbacena, a whole complex metasedimentary southern region of Minas Gerais. He was director of Sudene, training technicians in areas of groundwater in crystalline rocks.

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Oct 13, 1907
  • University of Leipzig

on July 23, 2013


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