13 May 1938|
|Died||31 May 2008
Stony Brook, New York, United States
|Institutions||SUNY Stony Brook|
|Alma mater||University of Bonn|
|Doctoral advisor||Friedrich Hirzebruch|
|Doctoral students||Gabriel Paternain
|Known for||Soul theorem, Splitting theorem and also as a coauthor of the book "Riemannsche Geometrie im Grossen".|
Detlef Gromoll (13 May 1938 – 31 May 2008) was a mathematician who worked in Differential geometry.
Gromoll was born in Berlin in 1938, and was a classically trained violinist. After living and attending school in Rosdorf and graduating from high school in Bonn, he obtained his Ph.D. in mathematics at the University of Bonn in 1964. Following sojourns at several universities, he joined the State University of New York at Stony Brook in 1969.
He married Suzan L. Lemay on 29 December 1971, and they had three children together: Hans Christian (also a mathematician), Stefan, a physicist & cofounder of Scientific Media, and Heidi, currently training to be a physician.
- O'Connor, John J.; Robertson, Edmund F., "Detlef Gromoll", MacTutor History of Mathematics archive, University of St Andrews.
- Detlef Gromoll at the Mathematics Genealogy Project