Beno Eckmann

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Beno Eckmann
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Beno Eckmann (1988)
Born (1917-03-31)March 31, 1917
Bern
Died November 25, 2008(2008-11-25) (aged 91)
Nationality Swiss
Fields Mathematics
Institutions ETH Zürich
Alma mater ETH Zürich
Doctoral advisor Heinz Hopf
Doctoral students Alfred Aeppli
Erwin Bolthausen[de]
Alfred Frölicher
Hans Grauert
Peter J. Huber
Michel Kervaire
Ernst Specker
Urs Stammbach[de]
Known for Calabi–Eckmann manifolds
Eckmann–Hilton duality
Eckmann–Hilton argument
Eckmann–Shapiro lemma

Beno Eckmann (March 31, 1917 – November 25, 2008[1] in Zurich) was a Swiss mathematician who was a student of Heinz Hopf.

Life[edit]

Born in Bern, Eckmann received his master's degree from Eidgenössische Technische Hochschule Zürich (ETH) in 1939. Later he studied there under Heinz Hopf, obtaining his Ph.D. in 1941. Eckmann was the 2008 recipient of the Albert Einstein Medal.[2]

Legacy[edit]

Calabi–Eckmann manifolds, Eckmann–Hilton duality, the Eckmann–Hilton argument, and the Eckmann–Shapiro lemma are named after Eckmann.

Family[edit]

Eckmann's son is mathematical physicist Jean-Pierre Eckmann.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Tod eines begnadeten Mathematikers. Tachles, November 28, 2008. Accessed December 2, 2008
  2. ^ 2008 Albert Einstein Medal Laureate.(in German). Albert Einstein Society. Accessed December 2, 2008.
  3. ^ Profile for Jean-Pierre Eckmann on geni.com, retrieved 2011-04-30; Photo of Jean-Pierre Eckmann as a child with his parents, in the mathematical photo collection of the Mathematical Research Institute of Oberwolfach, retrieved 2011-04-30.

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