Paula Hahn-Weinheimer (March 8, 1917 in Nuremberg – 2002 in Munich) was a German geochemist and mineralogist.
Hahn-Weinheimer studied chemical engineering in Nuremberg and worked during World War II in various companies as a chemical technician. She graduated in 1943 in Frankfurt with a PhD from. Hahn-Weinheimer then worked at the Mineralogical Institute of the Frankfurt University. After the death of her husband, whom she had married in 1942, during an air raid, she was a single mother constantly working.
After the war, she qualified in 1958 in the field of geochemistry. 1964, Paula Hahn-Weinheimer as director of the Research Centre geochemistry at the University of Munich. A professor she received only 1970. This was the first full professor at the Technical University of Munich, first extraordinary was Liesel Beckmann been in 1946.
Hahn-Weinheimer has authored over 50 technical publications. She has gained particular in the development and geochemical application of the X-ray fluorescence analysis lasting contribution her students included, among others Klaus Weber-Diefenbach and Peter Horn.
She was repeatedly portrayed in studies and exhibitions on the history of women's studies and the role of women in technical universities and especially the Technical University of Munich.