Martin Kneser

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Martin Kneser
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Martin Kneser, 1973
Born (1928-01-21)21 January 1928
Died 16 February 2004(2004-02-16) (aged 76)
Nationality German
Fields Mathematics
Institutions University of Göttingen
Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich
Alma mater Humboldt University of Berlin
Doctoral advisor Erhard Schmidt
Doctoral students Werner Fieger
Jürgen Hurrelbrink
Herbert Lange
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.

His main publications were on quadratic forms and algebraic groups.

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