The Research Group for Hydroacoustics FgHA in Ottobrunn starts work.
The Technical Committee for Aerosol Studies FAe is dissolved.
In December, Hermann von Siemens relinquishes the still honorary post of president to Franz Kollmann, who is professor of wood research at the Technical University of Munich.
In the fifteenth year of its existence, the Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft consists of nine institutes and a central administration. A permanent staff of 700 now generates revenue totalling 16 million marks.
In this year, the Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft opened the following establishments: the Institute for Aerobiology IAe in Schmallenberg, the Ernst-Mach- Institut for High-Speed Dynamics in Freiburg and the Institute for Chemical Technology ICT in Pfinztal. The two last-named research establishments initially worked exclusively on contracts for the ministry of defence. Integration of the Stuttgart Institute for Technical Physics ITP, later renamed the Fraunhofer Institute for Building Physics IBP.
Ten years after it was founded, the Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft now has nine institutes of its own.They employ a staff of 135 and generate revenues of 3.6 million marks.