Heinz Wolff

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Heinz Wolff in 2010

Heinz Siegfried Wolff (29 April 1928[1] – 15 December 2017)[2] was a German-born British scientist, and television and radio presenter. He was best known for the BBC television series The Great Egg Race.[3] He was born in Berlin, Germany.

Because they were of Jewish descent, he and his family fled to the United Kingdom in September 1939.[4]

He studied physiology and physics at University College London. He specialized in biological engineering, and was a professor at Brunel University.[2]

A familiar face in the 1970s and early 1980s, well known to British television audiences with his memorable bow tie and pronounced German accent.

Wolff died in London of heart failure on 15 December 2017 at the age of 89.[1]

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  1. 1.0 1.1 Buchanunn, Joe (16 December 2017). "Professor Heinz Wolff, scientist and TV presenter, dies aged 89". Retrieved 16 December 2017.
  2. 2.0 2.1 "Birthdays today". The Telegraph. 29 April 2011. Retrieved 23 April 2014. Prof Heinz Wolff, Emeritus Professor, Institute for Bioengineering, Brunel University, 83
  3. "Heinz Wolff at Brunel University". Archived from the original on 29 June 2007. Retrieved 8 May 2007.
  4. Heinz Wolff, scientist and Great Egg Race presenter, dies at 89. The Guardian. 16 December 2017.

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