Albrecht Beutelspacher
Albrecht Beutelspacher (born June 5, 1950 in Tübingen ) is a German mathematician. From 1988 to 2018 he was Professor of Geometry and Discrete Mathematics at the Justus Liebig University in Giessen . He is the founder and director of the Mathematikum in Gießen .
biography
Albrecht Beutelspacher was born in 1950 as a child of Hans and Ilserose Beutelspacher, b. de Pay, born in Tübingen. He attended the Melanchthon School there from 1957 to 1961 and then from 1961 to 1969 the Uhland High School . From 1969 to 1973 he studied mathematics with the minor subjects physics and philosophy at the Eberhard Karls University in Tübingen . He then worked as a research assistant at Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz until 1982 , where he did his doctorate in 1976 with Judita Cofman with the dissertation Partial Fibers and Parallelisms in FiniteDimensional Projective Spaces . From 1982 to 1985 he held a temporary professorship in Mainz, after which he worked for two years in the research department of Siemens AG . From 1988 to 2018 he held a professorship for geometry and discrete mathematics at the Justus Liebig University in Giessen .
In addition, Beutelspacher has done public relations work in the field of mathematics. In 2002 he founded the Mathematikum in Gießen , a 'mathematics museum' whose visitors are invited to actively deal with the objects and try out the experiments. In the journal Bild der Wissenschaft , Beutelspacher has its own column for entertaining articles related to mathematics. Since 2007 he has moderated the program Mathematics to touch on BRalpha , in which everyday mathematical problems are dealt with in popular science. The format of this broadcast corresponds to that of alphaCentauri or Geist & Brain . In 2015 he gave mathematics lectures for children at the University of Düsseldorf.
Awards
In 2000, Beutelspacher was awarded the Archimedes Prize of the German Association for the Promotion of Mathematics and Science Education . In addition, this year he was the first recipient of the newly created Communicator Prize of the German Research Foundation , which is awarded to scientists who have made a contribution to the public presentation of their subject.
In 2003 he received the badge of honor from the German Mathematicians Association .
In 2004, Beutelspacher was awarded the first German IQ Prize by Mensa in Deutschland e. V. awarded. On August 28 of the same year he was presented with the 2004 Benedictus Gotthelf Teubner Prize in Leipzig .
In 2005 he was nominated for the " Descartes Prize for Science Communication " of the European Commission .
In 2008 he received the Hessian Culture Prize for his contributions to popularizing mathematics.
In 2010 he was awarded an honorary doctorate from the University of Siegen . In the same year he received the first Academy Education Award, awarded by the Academy Verein für Bildungsberatung e. V.
In November 2014, Beutelspacher was awarded the “ Medal for Scientific Journalism ”. The medal is awarded by the German Physical Society to personalities who are particularly committed to the dissemination of scientific and physical thinking in Germanspeaking countries.
In 2016 he received the Hessian Order of Merit .
Works

Scientific works
 Introduction to finite geometry. Volume 1: Block Plans. Bibliographisches Institut Wissenschaftsverlag, Mannheim et al. 1982, ISBN 3411016329 .
 Introduction to finite geometry. Volume 2: Projective Spaces. Bibliographisches Institut Wissenschaftsverlag, Mannheim et al. 1983, ISBN 3411016485 .
 Cryptology. An introduction to the science of encryption, concealment, and concealment. Without any secrecy, but not without deceitful rogue, presented for the benefit and delight of the general public. Vieweg, Braunschweig et al. 1987, ISBN 3528089903 (9th, updated edition. Vieweg + Teubner, Wiesbaden 2009, ISBN 9783834807038 ).
 “That is trivial!” Instructions for the formulation of mathematical thoughts with many practical tips for students of mathematics and computer science. Vieweg, Braunschweig et al. 1991, ISBN 3528064420 (9th, updated edition. Vieweg + Teubner, Wiesbaden 2009, ISBN 9783834807717 ).
 with Ute Rosenbaum: Projective Geometry. From the basics to the applications (= Vieweg course. Advanced course in mathematics. Vol. 41). Vieweg + Teubner, Braunschweig et al. 1992, ISBN 3528072415 (2nd, reviewed and expanded edition. Vieweg, Wiesbaden et al. 2004, ISBN 352817241X ).
 with Lynn Margaret Batten: The Theory of Finite Linear Spaces. combinatorics of points and lines. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge et al. 1993, ISBN 0521333172 .
 Linear Algebra. An introduction to the science of vectors, maps, and matrices. 8th, updated edition. Springer Spectrum, Wiesbaden 2014, ISBN 9783658024123 , doi : 10.1007 / 9783658024130 .
 with Jörg Schwenk and KlausDieter Wolfenstetter: Modern methods of cryptography. From RSA to zero knowledge. Vieweg, Braunschweig et al. 1995, ISBN 3528065907 (7th, revised edition. Vieweg + Teubner, Wiesbaden 2010, ISBN 9783834812285 ).
 with MarcAlexander Zschiegner: Discrete Mathematics for Beginners. With applications in technology and IT. Vieweg, Braunschweig et al. 2002, ISBN 3528069899 (4th, updated edition. Vieweg + Teubner, Wiesbaden 2011, ISBN 9783834812483 ).
 with Heike B. Neumann and Thomas Schwarzpaul: Cryptography in theory and practice. Mathematical basics for electronic money, internet security, and cellular communications. Vieweg + Teubner, Braunschweig and Wiesbaden 2005, ISBN 3528031689 .
 Survival kit math. Math basics at the beginning of your studies. Vieweg + Teubner, Wiesbaden 2010, ISBN 9783834812582 .

Popular scientific works
 with Bernhard Petri: The golden section. Bibliographisches Institut Wissenschaftsverlag, Mannheim et al. 1989, ISBN 3411031557 (2nd, revised and expanded edition. Spectrum Akademischer Verlag, Heidelberg et al. 1996, ISBN 3860254049 ).
 “I was always bad at math…” Reports and pictures from maths and mathematicians, problems and jokes, infinity and comprehensibility, pure and applied, cheerful and serious mathematics. Vieweg, Braunschweig et al. 1996, ISBN 3528067837 (5th, updated edition. Vieweg + Teubner, Braunschweig 2009, ISBN 9783834807748 ).
 Secret Languages  History and Techniques. CH Beck Munich 1997, 4th edition, ibid 2005, ISBN 3406490468 .
 Pasta all'infinito. My Italian trip to math. CH Beck, Munich 1999, ISBN 3406454046 (4th edition, ibid. 2000, ISBN 3406454046 , review on Spektrum.de )
 Mathematics in the pocket. From abacus to chance. Piper, Munich et al. 2001, ISBN 3492043534 (6th edition, ibid. 2009, ISBN 9783492043533 ).
 Christian and the number artist. A journey into the wondrous world of mathematics. CH Beck, Munich 2005, ISBN 3406527086 (3rd, revised edition, ibid 2006, ISBN 3406527086 ).
 Six correct numbers and other math wonders. Piper, Munich et al. 2007, ISBN 9783492050364 (3rd edition, ibid 2008).
 with Marcus Wagner: How to step through a postcard. ... and other exciting mathematical experiments. Herder, Freiburg (Breisgau) et al. 2008, ISBN 9783451296437 .
 Albrecht Beutelspacher's Small Mathematical Course. The 101 most important questions and answers about mathematics. CH Beck, Munich 2010, ISBN 9783406602023 (3rd, revised edition, ibid 2010).
 with Marcus Wagner: Why cows like to graze in a semicircle. ... and other math puzzles. Herder, Freiburg (Breisgau) 2010, ISBN 9783451302268 .
 Numbers. History, laws, secrets. CH Beck, Munich 2013, ISBN 9783406648717 .
 How to slip into a soap bubble. CH Beck, Munich 2015, ISBN 9783406681356 .
 with Marcus Wagner: How to blow up a cube . Herder, Freiburg (Breisgau) et al. 2019, ISBN 9783451600685
 Zero, infinite and the wild 13. The most important numbers and their history . CH Beck, Munich 2020, ISBN 9783406749674
Individual evidence
 ↑ Barbara Czernek: Last lecture by Albrecht Beutelspacher at JLU Gießen , Gießener Anzeiger, July 2018, online ( memento from August 26, 2018 in the Internet Archive ).
 ↑ Manuela Falk: Giessener Professor Albrecht Beutelspacher lives for the world of numbers . Giessener Anzeiger, 2016 (?)
 ↑ Meriem Benslim: Math at the Children's University  Saying simpler things too . Deutschlandfunk, May 16, 2015
 ↑ Archimedes Prize for Mathematics to Prof. Dr. Albrecht Beutelspacher. In: Information Service Science . Justus Liebig University Giessen, April 12, 2000, accessed on August 9, 2012 : “Prof. Beutelspacher's contributions to the popularization of mathematics are recognized [...]. With numerous books, such as "I was always bad at math ..." [...] and "Pasta all'infinito. My Italian Journey into Mathematics "[...] and above all with the exhibitions" Mathematics to touch "[...] he succeeded in introducing many people to mathematics [...] as applied science, cultural studies and [...] as pure pleasure."
 ^ German Research Foundation: Communicator Prize 2000 to Albrecht Beutelspacher
 ↑ "Clarity is the magic word in mathematics": Prof. Albrecht Beutelspacher will be 60 years old on June 5 , Gießener Anzeiger , May 18, 2010
 ↑ Benedictus Gotthelf Teubner Sponsorship Award
 ^ Professor Albrecht Beutelspacher Honorary Doctor of the University of Siegen , in: Informationsdienst Wissenschaft from November 17, 2010, accessed on November 22, 2010
 ↑ University of Siegen awards Prof. Albrecht Beutelspacher the honorary doctorate . Giessener Allgemeine, November 18, 2010
 ↑ Academy Education Prize to Prof. Dr. Albrecht Beutelspacher. (No longer available online.) Formerly in the original ; accessed on May 16, 2012 : “In addition to his scientific work, the interactive mathematics museum Mathematikum in Giessen is his very personal life's work. Here he realized the vision of extracting mathematical knowledge from the university  the 'ivory tower' of the critics  and presenting it to a broad population in an exciting and understandable way. "
 ^ Deutsche Physikalische Gesellschaft: Medal for Scientific Journalism: previous award winners
 ↑ Charlotte BrücknerIhl: Hessian Order of Merit for Prof. Albrecht Beutelspacher. Justus Liebig University Giessen, press release from January 22, 2016 at the Informationsdienst Wissenschaft (idwonline.de), accessed on January 22, 2016.
Web links
 Literature by and about Albrecht Beutelspacher in the catalog of the German National Library
 Works by and about Albrecht Beutelspacher in the German Digital Library
 Albrecht Beutelspacher on perlentaucher.de
 BRalpha: handson math (all videos of the first and second season)
 Albrecht Beutelspacher on the website of the Mathematikum
 Sabine Glinke: Thinkers & Leaders (Part 1): Albrecht Beutelspacher (Mathematikum) . Discover Gießen (city magazine), February 29, 2016
 NO FEAR OF MATH  Interview by Beutelspacher on zeit.de
personal data  

SURNAME  Beutelspacher, Albrecht 
BRIEF DESCRIPTION  German mathematician 
DATE OF BIRTH  June 5th 1950 
PLACE OF BIRTH  Tübingen 