Beno Eckmann was a Swiss mathematician who was a student of Heinz Hopf.
Born in Bern, Eckmann received his master's degree from EidgenÃ¶ssische Technische Hochschule ZÃ¼rich 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.
Calabiâ€“Eckmann manifolds, Eckmannâ€“Hilton duality, the Eckmannâ€“Hilton argument, and the Eckmannâ€“Shapiro lemma are named after Eckmann.
Eckmann's son is mathematical physicist Jean-Pierre Eckmann.