Reinhold Remmert

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Reinhold Remmert (2007)

Reinhold Remmert (born June 22, 1930 in Osnabrück ; † March 9, 2016 there ) was a German mathematician. He was one of the leading German function theorists of the post-war period.

life and work

Remmert studied mathematics, mathematical logic and physics at the Westphalian Wilhelms University in Münster from 1949 to 1954, among others with Heinrich Behnke , with whom he received his doctorate in 1954 on holomorphic and meromorphic mapping of analytical sets . From the 1950s onwards, in collaboration with Hans Grauert and Karl Stein, he was significantly involved in the development of the theory of complex spaces in the function theory of several variables. His Proper mapping theorem from 1957 is well known. After completing his habilitation in Münster in 1957, he received his first professorship in Erlangen in 1960 . In 1963 he followed a call to Göttingen and in 1967 he succeeded Behnke in Münster, where he stayed until his retirement in 1995. Remmert has been visiting professor several times, for example at the Institute for Advanced Study and at IHES near Paris.

He is the author of a two-volume textbook on function theory, which also contains a great deal of material that is rarely treated in such textbooks and a great deal of historical information. Remmert's historical interests were also reflected in the publication of the works of Kiyoshi Oka and as co-editor of the Hausdorff Edition.

Remmert was a member of the Bavarian Academy of Sciences , the North Rhine-Westphalian Academy of Sciences and the Austrian Academy of Sciences and received an honorary doctorate from the Ruhr University Bochum in 1990 . From 1992 to 2007 he was chairman of the Friends of the Mathematical Research Institute in Oberwolfach .

His doctoral students include Ulrich Güntzer , Ludger Kaup (University of Konstanz), Wilhelm Kaup (University of Tübingen), Klaus Peters (publisher), Michael Otte (University of Bielefeld), Siegfried Bosch , Georg Schumacher , Lothar Gerritzen , Gerd Fischer and Wolf Barth .



  • Georg Schumacher: About the development of complex analysis in Germany from the end of the 19th century to the beginning of the seventies. In: Annual report of the German Mathematicians Association. 98, 2, 1996, ISSN  0012-0456 , pp. 41-133, online

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Individual evidence

  1. Reinhold Remmert: Obituary notice
  2. ^ Mathematics Genealogy Project