Laudatio in Honour of Professor Dr. Johannes Buchmann on the Occasion of His 60th Birthday
I am very pleased and honoured to be asked to provide this laudatio for Johannnes Buchmann, a good friend, colleague and collaborator for over 28 years.
Johannes was born on November 20, 1953 in Cologne and attended university there at the University of Cologne, where he obtained his doctorate in 1982 under the supervision of the late Hans-Joachim Stender. He went on in 1985 to become a research assistant at the University of Düsseldorf and completed his Habilitation there, with Michael Pohst as advisor, in 1988. From 1988 until 1996 he served as Professor of Computer Science at the University of the Saarland, and since 1996 he has been Professor of Computer Science and Mathematics at the Technical University in Darmstadt.