Hans Grauert | |
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Born | 8 February 1930 |

Died | 4 September 2011 | (aged 81)

Nationality | German |

Alma mater | University of Münster |

Known for | Grauert–Riemenschneider vanishing theorem |

Awards | DMV EhrenmitgliedschaftCantor medal (2008) |

Scientific career | |

Fields | Mathematician |

Institutions | University of Göttingen |

Doctoral advisor | Heinrich Behnke Beno Eckmann |

Doctoral students | Wolf Barth |

**Hans Grauert** (8 February 1930 in Haren, Emsland, Germany – 4 September 2011) was a German mathematician. He is known for major works on several complex variables, complex manifolds^{[1]} and the application of sheaf theory in this area, which influenced later work in algebraic geometry.^{[2]} Together with Reinhold Remmert he established and developed the theory of complex-analytic spaces.^{[3]} He became professor at the University of Göttingen in 1958, as successor to C. L. Siegel. The lineage of this chair traces back through an eminent line of mathematicians: Weyl, Hilbert, Riemann, and ultimately to Gauss.^{[4]} Until his death, he was professor emeritus at Göttingen.

Grauert was awarded a fellowship of the Leopoldina.^{[5]}

Grauert attended school at the Gymnasium in Meppen before studying for a semester at the University of Mainz in 1949, and then at the University of Münster, where he was awarded his doctorate in 1954.^{[5]}