Beno Eckmann was a Swiss mathematician who was a student of Heinz Hopf.
Born in Bern, Eckmann received his master's degree from EidgenÃƒÂ¶ssische Technische Hochschule ZÃƒÂ¼rich in 1939. Later he studied there under Heinz Hopf, obtaining his Ph.D. in 1941. Eckmann was the 2008 recipient of the Albert Einstein Medal.
CalabiÃ¢â‚¬â€œEckmann manifolds, EckmannÃ¢â‚¬â€œHilton duality, the EckmannÃ¢â‚¬â€œHilton argument, and the EckmannÃ¢â‚¬â€œShapiro lemma are named after Eckmann.
Eckmann's son is mathematical physicist Jean-Pierre Eckmann.