Heinz Bauer

Heinz Bauer (31 January 1928 – 15 August 2002) was a German mathematician.

Heinz Bauer
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Heinz Bauer
Born(1928-01-31)31 January 1928
Died15 August 2002(2002-08-15) (aged 74)
Erlangen, Germany
Alma materUniversity of Erlangen-Nuremberg
AwardsBavarian Order of Merit
Fellow of the Leopoldina
Chauvenet Prize (1980)
Scientific career
InstitutionsUniversity of Erlangen-Nuremberg
Doctoral studentsKarl-Theodor Sturm

Bauer studied at the University of Erlangen-Nuremberg and received his PhD there in 1953 under the supervision of Otto Haupt and finished his habilitation in 1956, both for work with Otto Haupt. After a short time from 1961 to 1965 as professor at the University of Hamburg he stayed his whole career at the University of Erlangen-Nuremberg. His research focus was the potential theory, probability theory and functional analysis

Bauer received the Chauvenet Prize in 1980[1] and became a member of the German Academy of Sciences Leopoldina in 1986. Bauer died in Erlangen.


  1. ^ Bauer, Heinz (1978). "Approximation and Abstract Boundaries". Amer. Math. Monthly. 85 (8): 632–647. doi:10.2307/2320332. JSTOR 2320332.

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