In Memoriam: Thomas Beth

In Memoriam: Thomas Beth Quantum Information Processing, Vol. 5, No. 1, February 2006 (© 2006) DOI: 10.1007/s11128-005-0006-x Thomas Beth, the internationally renowned computer scientist, mathema- tician, and visionary, lost his battle with cancer on August 17, 2005, at the age of 55. He left behind his wife, three daughters, and a wide family of friends, students, and colleagues, as well as a rich legacy of work in com- puter science, mathematics, and physics. His career started at the Universities of Gottingen ¨ and Erlangen- Nurnber ¨ g, where he received his diploma and PhD degrees in mathematics in 1973 and 1978, respectively. Thomas Beth received the Venia Legendi in computer science in 1984 and was Professor and Head of the Department of Computer Science and Statistics at the Royal Holloway College of the University of London in England. From 1985 until his untimely death, he was a chaired professor of computer science at the Universitat ¨ Karlsruhe (TH) in Germany where he served as the director of both the Institute for Algorithms and Cognitive Systems (IAKS) and the European Institute for System Security (E.I.S.S). Thomas Beth started his successful research career in the area of combinatorics. In his PhD thesis, he investigated resolutions Quantum Information Processing Springer Journals

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