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.
Prüfer was married, but without kids. He died early of lung cancer.
- Behnke, H.; Köthe, G. (1935), "Heinz Prüfer", Jahresbericht der Deutschen Mathematiker-Vereinigung XLV: 32–40
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