Thomas Mayer

Historian of science, 2015 doctorate at the University of Vienna; 2001-2004 staff member at the National Fund of the Republic of Austria for Victims of National Socialism, then involved in various research projects on the history of biology, eugenics, genetics, medicine and psychology, 2009–2013 assistant PraeDoc at the Department of Contemporary History at the University of Vienna and associated fellow in the FWF PhD program DK+ Natural Sciences in Historical, Philosophical and Cultural Context, since April 2019 provenance researcher at the Natural History Museum Vienna on behalf of the Commission for Provenance Research, member of the Arbeitskreis Provenienzforschung e.V.

Hans Leitmeier, son of a commercial clerk, received his doctorate in mineralogy from the University of Graz in 1908.