Wilfried Brauer

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Wilfried Brauer
Wilfried and Ute Brauer, July 18 1979 in Graz during the 6th ICALP conference.jpg
Wilfried Brauer and his wife Ute Brauer in 1979, in the Landerzeughaus in Graz
Born(1937-08-08)8 August 1937
Berlin, Prussia
Died25 February 2014(2014-02-25) (aged 76)
Alma materUniversity of Bonn
Scientific career
FieldsComputer scientist
InstitutionsTechnical University of Munich
ThesisZur Theorie der pro-endlichen Gruppen (1966)
Doctoral advisorWolfgang Krull
Doctoral studentsSepp Hochreiter
Wilfried Brauer 1995

Wilfried Brauer (8 August 1937 – 25 February 2014[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.

Wilfried Brauer and his wife Ute were two of the 19 founding members of the German Informatics Society.[3] From 1998 to 2001, he was chairman of the German Informatics Society. From 1994 to 1999, he was vice president of the International Federation of Information Processing.[4]

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. ^ Fritz Krückeberg: Die Geschichte der GI, S. 14; 2. Auflage, November 2001, Gesellschaft für Informatik. [1], retrieved on February 9th, 2021
  4. ^ "IFIP Newsletter" (PDF). March 1999.
  5. ^ a b "Ehrendoktorwürde für Prof. Wilfried Brauer (in German)". www.uni-protokolle.de.
  6. ^ Granting of honorary doctorate for Prof. Dr. rer.nat. Wilfried Brauer (in German)
  7. ^ "IFIP Newsletter" (PDF). September 2002.
  8. ^ FU-Berlin: Institut für Informatik: Wilfried Brauer
  9. ^ "EATCS names 2014 fellows", Milestones: Computer Science Awards, Appointments, Communications of the ACM, 58 (1): 24, January 2015, doi:10.1145/2686734

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