Research Library in Munich
In 2011, Helmut Fischer donated to the Deutsches Museum Munich an important collection of valuable scientific books that included priceless original editions, especially in the area of physics. His private library comprised, among others, two early versions of Newton's "Principia mathematica"; rare publications by Max Planck, Albert Einstein and Niels Bohr; and significant works by Faraday, Gauß, Helmholtz, Maxwell and Weber.
Also contained in the collection are precious editions of Goethe's Faust, which today are considered masterpieces of the art of book-making. This gift to the Deutsches Museum Munich ensures that this exquisite collection remains accessible to both researchers and the public at large.