|A.K.A.||Кнезер Мартин, Martin Kneser|
|Was||Mathematician Professor Educator|
|Birth||21 January 1928, Greifswald, Germany|
|Death||16 February 2004, Göttingen, Germany (aged 76 years)|
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.