Matthias Günther (mathematician)
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
|BRIEF DESCRIPTION||German mathematician|
|DATE OF BIRTH||August 19, 1955|
|PLACE OF BIRTH||Leipzig|