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Helmar Frank

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Helmar Gunter Frank (19 February 1933, Waiblingen – 15 December 2013, Paderborn) was a German mathematician and pedagogist. He was among the first scientists to apply mathematical methods in teaching and psychology. He established a method to measure intelligence on an absolute and homogeneous scale rather than by comparison between individuals. Frank got his PhD from the University of Stuttgart in 1959, working on the principles of an informational esthetics. From 1961 to 1963 he was a member of the research group on "learning automata" at the University of Karlsruhe. In 1963 he was appointed professor for informational sciences (later cybernetics) at the Pädagogische Hochschule Berlin (being the youngest full professor in Germany, with an age of 30) and established the Institute of Cybernetics. In 1972 he became one of the founders of the University of Paderborn where he continued his work on a cybernetic theory of psychology and pedagogy. In 1985 he founded, together with Reinha
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