Hans Grauert

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Hans Grauert
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Hans Grauert
Born (1930-02-08)February 8, 1930
Died September 4, 2011(2011-09-04) (aged 81)
Nationality German
Alma mater University of Münster
Known for Grauert–Riemenschneider vanishing theorem
Awards DMV Ehrenmitgliedschaft
Cantor medal (2008)
Scientific career
Fields Mathematician
Institutions University of Göttingen
Doctoral advisor Heinrich Behnke
Beno Eckmann
Doctoral students Wolf Barth

Hans Grauert (8 February 1930 in Haren, Emsland, Germany – 4 September 2011) was a German mathematician. He is known for major works on several complex variables, complex manifolds[1] and the application of sheaf theory in this area, which influenced later work in algebraic geometry.[2] Together with Reinhold Remmert he established and developed the theory of complex-analytic spaces. He became Professor at the University of Göttingen in 1958, as successor to C. L. Siegel. The lineage of this chair traces back through an eminent line of mathematicians: Weyl, Hilbert, Riemann, and ultimately to Gauss.[3] Until his death, he was professor emeritus at Göttingen.

Grauert was awarded a fellowship of the Leopoldina.[4]

Early life[edit]

Grauert attended school at the gymnasium in Meppen before studying for a semester at the University of Mainz in 1949, and then at the University of Münster, where he was awarded his doctorate in 1954.[4]

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  1. ^ Huckleberry, A (2009). "Hans Grauert: Mathematiker Pur" (PDF). Notices of the American Mathematical Society. 55 (1): 38–41. 
  2. ^ Bauer, I. C. et al. (2002) Complex geometry: collection of papers dedicated to Hans Grauert, Springer.
  3. ^ Grauert, H. (1994) Selected Papers, Springer.
  4. ^ a b O'Connor, J.J.; Robertson, E.F. (November 2006). "Hans Grauert". MacTutor. Retrieved 2009-12-22. 
  5. ^ Shiffman, Bernard (1979). "Review: Several complex variables by H. Grauert and K. Fritzsche" (PDF). Bull. Amer. Math. Soc. 1 (3): 563–566. doi:10.1090/s0273-0979-1979-14623-8. 

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