Martin Barner

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Martin Barner on his 85th birthday in Königsfeld in the Black Forest

Martin Barner (born April 19, 1921 in Villingen ) is a German mathematician who deals with differential geometry and analysis .


Barner studied at the University of Freiburg , where he received his doctorate in 1950 under Gerrit Bol with his thesis on the projective differential geometry of curve pairs . From 1957 he was professor at the University of Karlsruhe and from 1962 at the University of Freiburg, where he retired in 1989. From 1963 to 1994 he was director of the Mathematical Research Institute Oberwolfach and from 1968 to 1977 president of the German Mathematicians Association .

His doctoral students include Rolf Walter (University of Dortmund), Ulrich Pinkall (TU Berlin) and Friedrich Flohr (University of Freiburg), with whom he wrote a widely used analysis textbook.


  • 1993: Honorary Senator of the TU Darmstadt .
  • In 1993 he became an honorary member of the German Mathematicians Association for his services as head of the Oberwolfach Research Institute for many years.

Fonts (selection)

  • with Ulrich Graf , Flohr: Darstellende Geometrie , 12th edition, Heidelberg, Quelle and Meyer 1991 (first revision of the 7th edition of Graf's book 1961)
  • Differential and integral calculus , Göschen Collection 1963
  • with Friedrich Flohr: Analysis , 2 volumes, de Gruyter, Berlin 1974, volume 1, 5th edition: ISBN 3-11-016778-6 ; Volume 2, 3rd edition: ISBN 3-11-015034-4
    (Extensive reading sample of the book Analysis I online at Google Books: Analysis I, 5th edition )

Web links

Individual evidence

  1. Martin Barner in the Mathematics Genealogy Project (English)Template: MathGenealogyProject / Maintenance / id used