Amon Marxer had not yet reached 40 when he passed away after a serious illness. In accordance with his will and to create a lasting legacy, his family set up the “Amon Marxer Fonds zur Förderung der Wissenschaft”.
After a degree in biology and postgraduate studies in intellectual property, the ETH alumnus worked as a patent engineer and trained as a patent lawyer.
He always viewed education and scientific advances as positive constants in the chequered history of humankind, as is clear in the numerous letters he wrote to publications on political matters. He had a particular fascination for artificial intelligence, which is why one focus of the fund is on promoting research in this field.