Günter M. Ziegler

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Günter Matthias Ziegler
Günter M. Ziegler, 2006
Born (1963-05-19) 19 May 1963 (age 51)
Munich, Bavaria, West Germany
Nationality German
Fields Mathematics
Institutions Free University of Berlin
Alma mater Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Doctoral advisor Anders Björner
Doctoral students Eva-Maria Feichtner
Christian Haase

Günter Matthias Ziegler (born 19 May 1963) is a German mathematician. Ziegler is known for his research in discrete mathematics and geometry, and particularly on the combinatorics of polytopes.


Ziegler studied at the Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich from 1981 to 1984, and went on to receive his Ph.D. from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Cambridge, Massachusetts in 1987, under the supervision of Anders Björner. After postdoctoral positions at the University of Augsburg and the Mittag-Leffler Institute, he received his habilitation in 1992 from the Technical University of Berlin, which he joined as a professor in 1995.[1][2] Ziegler has since joined the faculty of the Free University of Berlin.

Awards and honors[edit]

Ziegler was awarded one million Deutschmark Gerhard Hess Prize by the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG) in 1994 and the 1.5 million Deutschmark Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz Prize, Germany's highest research honor, by the DFG in 2001.[1][3] In 2006 the Mathematical Association of America awarded Ziegler and Florian Pfender its highest honor for mathematical exposition, the Chauvenet Prize, for their paper on kissing numbers.[2][4]

In 2006 he became president for a two-year term of the German Mathematical Society.[2] In 2012 he became a fellow of the American Mathematical Society.[5]

Selected publications[edit]


  1. ^ a b "Mathematics People", Notices of the American Mathematical Society, May 2001: 511–513 
  2. ^ a b c January 2006 prizes and awards, American Mathematical Society.
  3. ^ DFG web page listing Ziegler as the Leibniz prize recipient.
  4. ^ Pfender, Florian; Ziegler, Günter M. (September 2004), "Kissing numbers, sphere packings, and some unexpected proofs", Notices of the American Mathematical Society: 873–883 .
  5. ^ List of Fellows of the American Mathematical Society, retrieved 2013-09-01.

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