Walter Benz

German mathematician (1931–2017); Dr. rer. nat. Johannes Gutenberg-Universität Mainz 1956

Walter Benz (May 2, 1931 – January 13, 2017) was a German mathematician, an expert in geometry.[1] Benz was born in Mainz, Germany. He studied at the Johannes Gutenberg University of Mainz.

Walter Benz in 1975
(photo from MFO)

After a position at the Johann Wolfgang Goethe University Frankfurt am Main, he served as a professor at the Universities of Bochum, Waterloo and Hamburg where he was professor emeritus. Benz was honoured with the degree of a Dr. h.c.

Inner product spaces over the real numbers were the basis of a 2007 book by Benz: Classical Geometries in Modern Contexts.[2]

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  1. Walter Benz : Traueranzeige (in German)
  2. W. Benz (2007) Classical Geometries in Modern Contexts: Geometry of Real Inner Product Spaces, Birkhäuser, ISBN 978-3-7643-8541-5

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