Wolfgang Krull

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Wolfgang Krull, Göttingen 1920

Wolfgang Krull (26 August 1899 – 12 April 1971) was a German mathematician who made fundamental contributions to commutative algebra, introducing concepts that are now central to the subject.

Krull was born and went to school in Baden-Baden. He attended the Universities of Freiburg, Rostock and finally Göttingen, where he earned his doctorate under Felix Klein. He worked as an instructor and professor at Freiburg, then spent a decade at the University of Erlangen. In 1939 Krull moved to become chair at the University of Bonn, where he remained for the rest of his life.

His 35 doctoral students include Wilfried Brauer, Karl-Otto Stöhr and Jürgen Neukirch.

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  1. ^ Ore, Øystein (1937). "Review: W. Krull, Idealtheorie". Bull. Amer. Math. Soc. 43 (7): 460–461. doi:10.1090/s0002-9904-1937-06563-3. 

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