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. Wolfgang Krull was a member of the NSDAP.[1]

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

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  1. ^ Florian Schmaltz: Kampfstoff-Forschung im Nationalsozialismus - Zur Kooperation von Kaiser-Wilhelm-Instituten, Militär und Industrie. Wallstein Verlag, Göttingen 2005, ISBN 9783892448808, p. 333.
  2. ^ 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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