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Hans Grauert (born 8 February 1930 in Haren, Emsland, Germany) is a German mathematician. He is known for major works on several complex variables, complex manifolds[1] and the application of sheaf theory in this area, which influenced later work in algebraic geometry[2]. Together with Reinhold Remmert he established and developed the theory of complex spaces. He became Professor at the University of Göttingen in 1958, as successor to C. L. Siegel. The lineage of this chair traces back through an eminent line of mathematicians: Weyl, Hilbert, Riemann, and ultimately to Gauss[3].

Grauert was awarded a fellowship of the Leopoldina.[4]

Early life

Grauert attended school at the gymnasium in Meppen before studying for a semester at the University of Mainz in 1949, and then at the University of Münster, where he was awarded his doctorate in 1954.[4]


1. ^ Huckleberry, A. (2009) Hans Grauert: Mathematiker Pur, Notices of the American Mathematical Society 55(1), 38-41.
2. ^ Bauer, I. C. et al. (2002) Complex geometry: collection of papers dedicated to Hans Grauert, Springer.
3. ^ Grauert, H. (1994) Selected Papers, Springer.
4. ^ a b O'Connor, J.J.; Robertson, E.F. (November 2006). "Hans Grauert". MacTutor. http://www-history.mcs.st-andrews.ac.uk/Biographies/Grauert.html. Retrieved 2009-12-22.

External links

* Hans Grauert at the Mathematics Genealogy Project
* photo of Hans Grauert at Oberwolfach


Mathematics Encyclopedia

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