Wolfgang Gröbner (February 11, 1899 – August 20, 1980) was an Austrian mathematician. His name is best known for the Gröbner basis, used for computations in algebraic geometry. However, the theory of Gröbner bases for polynomial rings was developed by Bruno Buchberger in 1965, who named them for Gröbner, who was his advisor.
He wrote his dissertation Ein Beitrag zum Problem der Minimalbasen in 1932 at the University of Vienna; his advisor was Phillip Furtwängler. After his promotion, he did further studies in Göttingen under Emmy Noether, in what is now known as commutative algebra.