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Ernst Paul Heinz Prüfer (10 November 1896–7 April 1934) was a German mathematician, who worked on abelian groups, algebraic numbers, knot theory and Sturm-Liouville theory. His advisor was Issai Schur.

See also

* Prüfer sequence (also known as Prüfer code).
* Prüfer rank
* Prüfer group
* Prüfer domain

External links

* O'Connor, John J.; Robertson, Edmund F., "Heinz Prüfer", MacTutor History of Mathematics archive, University of St Andrews, http://www-history.mcs.st-andrews.ac.uk/Biographies/Prufer.html .
* Heinz Prüfer at the Mathematics Genealogy Project


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