Pictures of Jürgen Schmidhuber
2007: The white parakeet does not speak, but Coco, the green one, does. He is bilingual. He knows Italian phrases such as "Sono un cocorito" (I am a parakeet) and "Come stai?" (How are you?), sounding exactly like the voice of his teacher Juergen on a lo-fi tape recorder. He also knows German: "Ich bin ein kleiner Wellensittich" (I am a little parakeet), "Bist Du ein Papagei?" (Are you a parrot?), "Du Schmutzfink!" (You dirty slob!), and combinations thereof. Using his catch phrase "Kikeriki!" (Cock-a-doodle-doo!), he fluently converses with Bavarian chicken.
Lago Lugano, 2007
2005: Julia & Juergen constructing a snow arc
2000: With daughter Julia in Lago Lugano
Hiking in Ticino
Late 1990s: somewhere above Lugano
1997: marriage with Uli Krommer; first time daddy
1996: new home in Switzerland
1991-1993: postdoc in Colorado (US); got a tan in NYC at the WTC
1980s: made a lot of questionable inventions, such as "Scherflieg" (scissors-fly, failed patent EZK/D 567.884.030). Scherflieg's drawback: it requires a significant physical effort, and the user soon starts to spin in the direction opposite to the rotor's. Most people who tried Scherflieg were not able to stay airborne for more than 30 seconds, or to reach altitudes above 10 meters. Future models will have a second rotor with opposite spin.
1970s: still had a lot of hair
With little brother Christof in Munich's English Garden (1968 or so).
Right before a great disappointment (Munich, 1965)
1963: Dad (Johann Schmidhuber, left) regularly beat Jürgen in the game of chess, often within less than 90 moves.