# Georg Nöbeling

**Georg August Nöbeling** (12 November 1907 – 16 February 2008) was a German mathematician.

Born and raised in Lüdenscheid, Nöbeling studied mathematics and physics in Göttingen and Vienna, where he was a student of Karl Menger and received his PhD in 1931 on a generalization of the embedding theorem, which for one special case can be visualized by the Menger sponge.^{[1]} Nöbeling worked and researched in Menger's Mathematical Colloquium with Kurt Gödel, Franz Alt, Abraham Wald, Olga Taussky-Todd and others.

In 1933, he moved to Erlangen, where he obtained a professorship at the University of Erlangen in 1940. His work focused on analysis, topology, and geometry. 1968/1969 he solved Specker's theorem on Abelian groups.

As Rector (1962-1963) of the University of Erlangen he oversaw the merge with the business college in Nuremberg.^{[2]} He also served twice as the chairman of the German Mathematical Society and is a member of the Bavarian Academy of Sciences and Humanities. He celebrated his 100th birthday in 2007.^{[3]}^{[4]}

## Publications (selected)

- Georg Nöbeling: "Über eine n-dimensionale Universalmenge im (on a n-dimensional universal set for metric spaces in ."
*Mathematische Annalen*104 (1931), pp. 71–80. - Georg Nöbeling: "Verallgemeinerung eines Satzes von E. Specker (Generalization of a Theorem by E. Specker)".
*Inventiones mathematicae*6 (1968), pp. 41–55.

## Notes

- ↑ Karl Sigmund:"Kühler Abschied von Europa" - Wien 1938 und der Exodus der Mathematik, pp. 16 seq.
- ↑ Source: http://www.uni-erlangen.de/infocenter/presse/pressemitteilungen/2007/nachrichten_2007/11_07/263noebeling.shtml
- ↑ "Zum Geburtstag des Mathematikers Prof. Dr. Georg Nöbeling" (Press release) (in German). Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg. 2008-01-14. Retrieved 2008-02-24.
- ↑ Wulf-Dieter Geyer: "Georg Nöbeling zum 100. Geburtstag,"
*Akademie Aktuell: Zeitschrift der Bayerischen Akademie der Wissenschaften*No. 23 (04/2007), 36–38.