Matthias Günther (mathematician)

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Matthias Günther (born August 19, 1955 in Leipzig ) is a German mathematician who deals with partial differential equations. He is a professor at the University of Leipzig .

In 1972 Günther won the bronze medal at the International Mathematical Olympiad. He received his doctorate in 1983 at the University of Leipzig under Eberhard Zeidler (generalized theorems about implicit functions and applications to some problems derived from geodesy). In 1992 he became a professor in Leipzig. From 1999 to 2002 he was director of the Mathematical Institute and dean of the Faculty of Mathematics and Computer Science.

In 1989 he simplified the proof of Nash's embedding theorem (originally proven by John Forbes Nash Jr. in 1966). In 1990 he gave a lecture on this at the International Congress of Mathematicians in Kyoto (Isometric embeddings of Riemannian Manifolds).

He is on the Advisory Board of the Teubner Foundation.


  • On the embedding theorem by John Nash, Math. Nachr., Volume 144, 1989, pp. 165-187

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  1. International Mathematical Olympiad , GDR
  2. Matthias Günther in the Mathematics Genealogy Project (English)Template: MathGenealogyProject / Maintenance / id used