Ulrich Hofmann was born in Kronberg, Germany in 1967. He studied physics at the Marburg University and is currently working at the Forschungsinstitut.
He has been studying the Atlantis question for some years and published a book outlining his theories as well as presenting them to the 2005 Atlantis Conference. After the publication of his book, Thorwald C. Franke wrote a critique, which is intended as a refutation of Hofmann’s hypothesis(b).
There is a pdf file, in English, available on the Internet(a) giving a summary of his views.
He supports the idea of Atlantis as a Bronze Age city located in North Africa. He believes that the Chotts in what are today Algeria and Tunisia, was originally the Lake Tritonis of Greek legend and was also known as the Atlantic Sea and connected to the Mediterranean at the Gulf of Gabés, where the Pillars of Heracles were situated.