Christian Reiher

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Christian Reiher
Born (1984-04-19) April 19, 1984 (age 33)
Starnberg, Bavaria, West Germany
Nationality German
Fields Mathematics
Institutions University of Hamburg
Alma mater University of Rostock
LMU Munich
Doctoral advisor Hans-Dietrich Gronau
Known for Proving Kemnitz's conjecture

Christian Reiher (born April 19, 1984, in Starnberg) is a German mathematician. He is the fifth most successful participant in the history of the International Mathematical Olympiad, having won four gold medals in the years 2000 to 2003 and a bronze medal in 1999.

Just after finishing his Abitur, he proved Kemnitz's conjecture, an important problem in the theory of zero-sums. He went on to earn his Diplom in mathematics from the Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich.

Reiher received his Ph.D. from the University of Rostock under supervision of Hans-Dietrich Gronau in February 2010 (Thesis: A proof of the theorem according to which every prime number possesses property B) and is now junior professor at the University of Hamburg.

Selected publications[edit]

  • ——— (2007), "On Kemnitz' conjecture concerning lattice-points in the plane", The Ramanujan Journal, 13 (1–3): 333–337, doi:10.1007/s11139-006-0256-y .

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