Gerald Haug studied Marine Geology at Kiel University, Germany. He was then a postdoctoral scholar at the University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada, and at WHOI in Lloyd Keigwin's lab. In 1998-99, he was a researcher at the University of Southern California in Los Angeles. Between 2000 and 2002, he did his 'Habilitation' at ETH ZÜrich, Switzerland, and was an Adjunct Scientist at WHOI. Since 2003, he is a scientist at Geoforschungszentrum Potsdam with a joint appointment as professor at Potsdam University, Germany. Gerald benefited tremendously from his time at WHOI, both scientifically and in his passion for old cars, which he shares with co-author Keigwin.