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Wolfgang Rautenberg (27 February 1936 − 4 September 2011) was a German mathematician and logician whose areas of research were model theory, non-classical logic, modal logic, temporal logic and self reference.

Wolfgang Rautenberg
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Wolfgang Rautenberg 1975 in Berkeley
Born 27 February 1936
Potsdam, Germany
Died 4 September 2011 (aged 75)
Berlin, Germany
Nationality German
Alma mater Freie Universität Berlin
Scientific career
Fields Mathematical logic, foundations of mathematics
Doctoral advisor Karl Schröter



Rautenberg was born in Potsdam, Germany. He graduated with an abitur from the gymnasium in Ludwigslust. He studied mathematics and physics at the Humboldt University in East Berlin (GDR), and there in 1963 Rautenberg received a doctorate and worked as a logician.[1][2] In 1968 Rautenberg graduated from the Humboldt University as an academic lecturer.[2] From 1969 to 1973 Rautenberg was docent at the Humboldt University.[2][3] Because the Stasi contacted him to force him into co-operation, Rautenberg left East Germany in 1973 and in 1974 became Professor in West Germany.[2] In 1976 he accepted a call to chair the academic department[2] for mathematical logic and foundations of mathematics at Freie Universität Berlin.




  1. ^ Forschung an der FU Berlin, FB Mathematik (1990), pp. 57–58.
  2. ^ a b c d e W. Schuder (1983), p. 3298.
  3. ^ K. Gödel (2003), pp. 179–183.
  4. ^ a b Barwise, K. Jon (1988). "Review: Ω-bibliography of mathematical logic". Bull. Amer. Math. Soc. 19: 524–525. doi:10.1090/S0273-0979-1988-15729-1. 

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