|Died||25 November 2008 (aged 91)|
|Alma mater||ETH Zurich|
|Known for||Calabi–Eckmann manifolds|
|Awards||Albert Einstein Medal (2008)|
|Doctoral advisor||Heinz Hopf|
|Doctoral students||Alfred Aeppli|
Peter J. Huber
Beno Eckmann (31 March 1917 – 25 November 2008) was a Swiss mathematician who made contributions to algebraic topology, homological algebra, group theory, and differential geometry.
Born in Bern, Eckmann received his master's degree from Eidgenössische Technische Hochschule Zürich (ETH) in 1939. Later, he studied there under Heinz Hopf, obtaining his Ph.D. in 1941. Eckmann was the 2008 recipient of the Albert Einstein Medal.
Calabi–Eckmann manifolds, Eckmann–Hilton duality, the Eckmann–Hilton argument, and the Eckmann–Shapiro lemma are named after Eckmann.
Eckmann's son is mathematical physicist Jean-Pierre Eckmann.