Martin Kneser

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Martin Kneser
Martin Kneser, 1973
Born(1928-01-21)21 January 1928
Died16 February 2004(2004-02-16) (aged 76)
Alma materHumboldt University of Berlin
Scientific career
InstitutionsUniversity of Göttingen
Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich
Doctoral advisorErhard Schmidt
Doctoral studentsHans-Volker Niemeier
Albrecht Pfister
Ulrich Stuhler

Martin Kneser (21 January 1928 – 16 February 2004) was a German mathematician. His father Hellmuth Kneser and grandfather Adolf Kneser were also mathematicians.

He obtained his PhD in 1950 from Humboldt University of Berlin with the dissertation: Über den Rand von Parallelkörpern. His advisor was Erhard Schmidt.

His name has been given to Kneser graphs which he studied in 1955. He also gave a simplified proof of the Fundamental theorem of algebra.

Kneser was an Invited Speaker of the ICM in 1962 at Stockholm.[1] His main publications were on quadratic forms and algebraic groups.

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  1. ^ "Einfach zusammenhängende algebraische Gruppen in der Arithmetik by M. Kneser" (PDF). In: Proc. Int. Congr. Stockholm. 1962. pp. 260–263.