Martin Kneser

Intro German mathematician
A.K.A. Кнезер Мартин, Martin Kneser
Was Mathematician Professor Educator
From Germany
Type Academia Mathematics
Gender male
Birth 21 January 1928, Greifswald, Germany
Death 16 February 2004, Göttingen, Germany (aged 76 years)
Star sign Aquarius

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. Kneser was an Invited Speaker of the ICM in 1962 at Stockholm. His main publications were on quadratic forms and algebraic groups.

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