Vincent Haberer was born in the year of 1994 in the city of Freiburg in Breisgau. Between 2001 and 2011 he attended the Free Democratic School Kapriole in Freiburg, Littenweiler. After successfully completing his primary education, he decided to be trained as a Technical Chemical Assistant at Freiburg’s vocational school.

In the year 2011 Vincent participated for the first time in a meteorite-expedition to Oman. This journey, with a four-wheel drive through the desert was the decisive inaugural opportunity for his observations of rare visitors from outer space. Yet, it was also the discovery of the fascinating cultural diversity on this earth: drinking a coffee with nomads in the desert, while also observing the colourfully bejewelled camels, and the turbulence of the bazaars. Equally fascinating was the experience to have a bath in a turquoise desert lake, and there were similar exotic moments. Such moments afforded a delightful contrast and relaxation from the challenging research in the apparently interminable domain of the desert. Further exciting expeditions would follow.

In the meantime Vincent Haberer had transformed his hobby into his profession. It was especially the diversity of this realm which particularly fascinated him. Above all it was the quest for meteorites in remote regions of the world which animated him: in particular the analysis and classification of the discovered elements which provided a basis for scientific discussion. In addition, and not be underestimated, is the practical engagement with the meteorites, cutting them open in order to unravel and make visible their interior mysteries. Furthermore, of importance is the presentation of the discoveries to the public by means of an original homepage and specialised exhibitions.

He has been particularly focussed on the new scientific developments regarding the origins of the universe with reference to the evidence provided by the meteorites. The most spectacular evidence emerged in the form of the tiny diamonds lodged in the Almahata Sitta meteorites which convinced the scientists that the necessary physical preconditions for their formation entailed such a gigantic high pressure which could only be realised within extraordinary circumstances. One possibility which the scientists considered is the existence of an early planet having the dimensions of Mars, which in virtue of a fatal collision was completely destroyed about 4.5 billion years ago.  


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