Gunther Schmidt

Gunther Schmidt (*1939 in Rüdersdorf near Berlin) is a German mathematician who works also in informatics.


Schmidt began studying Mathematics in 1957 at Göttingen University, continued 1960 in München at Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München. His academic teachers were in particular Kurt Reidemeister, Wilhelm Klingenberg and Karl Stein. After obtaining his diploma in 1962, he started working as an assistant to Robert Sauer at the (then) Technische Hochschule München, especially in engineering mathematics, but he also worked until 1965/66 for his PhD with Stein at Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München.

When informatics arose at about 1967 he switched to topics of combinatorics and graph theory. In 1977–78 he got his habilitation in informatics at TU München and in 1980 was promoted to professorship. Shortly after that, he was appointed to hold the chair of the late Klaus Samelson for one and a half years. Together with Thomas Ströhlein the books Relationen und Graphen[1] and Relations and Graphs[2] have appeared. His teaching required Mathematical Logics, Semantics of Programming Languages, Compiler Construction, Algorithmic Languages and all the cycles of beginners courses.

From 1988 until his retirement in 2004, he held a professorship at the Faculty for Computer Science of the Universität der Bundeswehr München. During the years 2001 until 2005 he acted as Chairman of the project COST 274 TARSKI[3] (Theory and Application of Relational Structures as Knowledge Instruments) of the European Cooperation in Science and Technology.[4] About 17 Nations participated in this endeavor.


Gunther Schmidt is mainly known for his work on Relational Mathematics; he was co-founder of the RAMiCS conference series.


Written books



  1. Relationen und Graphen – Mathematik für Informatiker, Springer Verlag 1989, ISBN 3-540-50304-8
  2. Relations and Graphs – Discrete Mathematics for Computer Scientists, EATCS Monographs on Theoretical Computer Science, Springer Verlag 1993, ISBN 3-540-56254-0

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