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Beno Eckmann (March 31, 1917 – November 25, 2008[1]) was a Swiss mathematician who was a student of Heinz Hopf.

Born in Bern, Switzerland, Eckmann received his master's degree from Eidgenössische Technische Hochschule Zürich (ETH) in 1931. Later he studied there under Heinz Hopf, obtaining his Ph.D. in 1941. Eckmann was the 2008 recipient of the Albert Einstein Medal.[2]


1. ^ Tod eines begnadeten Mathematikers. Tachles, November 28, 2008. Accessed December 2, 2008
2. ^ 2008 Albert Einstein Medal Laureate.(in German). Albert Einstein Society. Accessed December 2, 2008.

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* Biography of Beno Eckmann


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