Ernst Fischer becomes a lecturer in chemistry at the Technical University in Munich in 1955. Leaving Germany in 1956 he continues his researches in the United States for many months.

Ernst Fischer works as a scientific assistant in the Inorganic Chemistry Department under Walter Hieber at the Technical University in Munich. He graduates with a thesis about "The Mechanisms of carbon Monoxide Reactions of Nickel II Salts in the Presence of Dithionites and Sulfoxylates" in 1952.

Never married Ernst Fischer dies on 23. July 2007 in Munich.

Ernst Fischer and Wolfgang Pfab publish the structure data of ferrocene in 1952.

Ernst Fischer becomes the follower of Prof. Walter Hieber at the Inorganic Chemistry Department of the Technical University in Munich in 1964. He holds this position until his retirement in 1985.

After doing his compulsory military service, Ernst Fischer is drawn into the army at the beginning of the World War II. He serves in Poland, France and Russia. During the winter of 1941/1942 he begins to study chemistry at the Technical University in Munich. Released by the Americans in autumn of 1945, he continues his studies in 1946. Ernst Fischer earns his Bachelor's degree in Chemistry in 1949.

In 1957 Ernst Fischer is offered a position as Associate Professor for Inorganic Chemistry at the University of Munich. He becomes Senior Professor at these University in 1959.

Ernst Fischer discovers the first metal-carbyne, a metal complex with metal-carbon triple bond in 1973.

Ernst Fischer synthesizes the first metal carbene, a metal complex with metal-carbon double bond in 1964. These compounds later are called "Fischer-carbene".

Ernst Fischer attends Theresien Gymnasium in Munich from 1929 until 1937.

Under Professor Werner Hieber Ernst Fischer writes his University teaching thesis about "The Metal Complexes of Cyclopentadienes and Indenes" at the Technical University in Munich.

Ernst Otto Fischer is born to his parents Dr. Karl Fischer, Professor of Physics at the Technical College of Munich, and Valentine Fischer (née Danzer) in Solln, near Munich.

Ernst Fischer and Geoffrey Wilkinson share the 1973 Nobel Prize in Chemistry for their pioneering work, performed independently, on the chemistry of the organometallic, so called sandwich compounds.

Ernst Fischer and Walter Hafner synthesize dibenzenechromium in 1955. Their work is pioneering in the field of organometallic chemistry.