# Henry C. Wente

**Henry Christian Wente** is an American mathematician, known for his 1986 discovery of the Wente torus, an immersed constant-mean-curvature surface whose existence disproved a conjecture of Heinz Hopf.^{[1]}^{[2]}

Wente obtained his Ph.D. from Harvard University in 1966, under the supervision of Garrett Birkhoff.^{[3]} He is a professor emeritus of mathematics at the University of Toledo.^{[4]} In 2012 he became a fellow of the American Mathematical Society.^{[5]}

## References

- ↑ Wente, Henry C. (1986), "Counterexample to a conjecture of H. Hopf.",
*Pacific Journal of Mathematics*,**121**: 193–243, doi:10.2140/pjm.1986.121.193 - ↑ The Wente torus, University of Toledo Mathematics Department, retrieved 2013-09-01.
- ↑ Henry C. Wente at the Mathematics Genealogy Project
- ↑ Mathematics faculty, University of Toledo, retrieved 2013-09-01.
- ↑ List of Fellows of the American Mathematical Society, retrieved 2013-09-01.

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