Wilfried Brauer

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Wilfried Brauer and his wife Ute Brauer. Picture taken by Peter van Emde Boas on July 18, 1979, in the Landerzeughaus in Graz during the 6th ICALP conference.

Wilfried Brauer (* August 8, 1937 in Berlin, Germany, † February 25, 2014 in Bonn, Germany[1]) was a German computer scientist and professor emeritus at Technical University of Munich.[2]

Life and work[edit]

Brauer studied Mathematics, Physics, and Philosophy at the Free University of Berlin. He received a PhD in Mathematics 1966 from the University of Bonn for a dissertation on the theory of profinite groups.

From 1998 to 2001, he was chairman of Gesellschaft für Informatik, the German computer science society. From 1994 to 1999, he was vice president of the International Federation of Information Processing.[3]

He received several awards and honours:


Below is a selection of books written by Brauer.

  • Über das Turingsche Modell einer Rechenmaschine und den Begriff des Algorithmus, Diploma Thesis, Freie Universität Berlin, 1962
  • Zur Theorie der pro-endlichen Gruppen. Doctorate Thesis, Universität Bonn, 1968 (Advisor: Wolfgang Krull)
  • with Klaus Indermark: Algorithmen, Rekursive Funktionen und Formale Sprachen (in German), 1968.
  • Automatentheorie (in German), Teubner 1984.
  • with Friedrich L. Bauer and H. Schwichtenberg: Logic and Algebra of Specifications, 1993


  1. ^ "GI honorary member Wilfried Brauer passed away (in German)". Gesellschaft für Informatik. 4 March 2014. Retrieved 6 March 2014. 
  2. ^ Christian Freksa, Matthias Jantzen, Rüdiger Valk (Eds.): Foundations of Computer Science: Potential - Theory - Cognition, to Wilfried Brauer on the occasion of his sixtieth birthday. Lecture Notes in Computer Science 1337 Springer 1997, ISBN 3-540-63746-X
  3. ^ "IFIP Newsletter" (PDF). March 1999. 
  4. ^ a b "Ehrendoktorwürde für Prof. Wilfried Brauer (in German)". www.uni-protokolle.de. 
  5. ^ Granting of honorary doctorate for Prof. Dr. rer.nat. Wilfried Brauer (in German)
  6. ^ "IFIP Newsletter" (PDF). September 2002. 
  7. ^ FU-Berlin: Institut für Informatik: Wilfried Brauer
  8. ^ "EATCS names 2014 fellows", Milestones: Computer Science Awards, Appointments, Communications of the ACM 58 (1), January 2015: 24, doi:10.1145/2686734 

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