Date of Birth: 09/12/1868
Place of birth: Breslau
In 1886 he entered the University of Berlin to study chemistry, but switched after the first semester in the University of Heidelberg, where his teacher was Robert Bunsen - inventor of the laboratory burner that bears his name. Interest in physical chemistry Bunsen prompted G. to study mathematics and physics - subjects which he continued to study at the Berlin Technical University. After receiving his doctorate in 1891. He worked mostly in chemical applications laboratories, which are not stimulated by a special interest in the theory. He then moved to the Zurich Federal Institute of Technology, where he got acquainted with new chemical and industrial processes, which are then brought to Germany in the world`s leading chemical technology.
After working for two years in G.`s father he continued his studies first at the University of Jena and then at the University of Karlsruhe, where in 1894 he became an assistant to Hans Bunte, professor of chemical engineering. Job G., the results of which were summarized in 1896 in his book "Experimental studies on the decomposition and combustion of hydrocarbons