I am searching for a copy of Stephan Brandt's habilitation thesis, Dense graphs with bounded clique number. Brandt's thesis is from Freie Universität Berlin in 2001.

I've done what I can to track the thesis down. I have tried without success to contact Brandt (he has apparently left academia). An interlibrary loan request came up empty. In fact, I contacted the library at FU Berlin myself, and I learned that the thesis is missing from the university library. Finally, I have contacted at least one author of all of the papers that I know of that cite Brandt's thesis, but none of them have been able to give me a copy.

I am grateful for any assistance.

  • $\begingroup$ dblp shows several recent publications, why do you think he left academia? $\endgroup$ Sep 2, 2016 at 19:12
  • $\begingroup$ @მამუკაჯიბლაძე Two of Brandt's colleagues told me so. $\endgroup$ Sep 2, 2016 at 19:51
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    $\begingroup$ Have you tried contacting Martin Aigner? He may have it on his shelf... $\endgroup$ Sep 4, 2016 at 13:27

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This is not the Habilitationsschrift, but maybe it helps.

Here is also a contact address from 2013

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    $\begingroup$ apparently, as mentioned here, the Habilitationsschrift contains many goodies that are not in the published papers; too bad all academic contact addresses for Dr. Brandt have been disabled $\endgroup$ Sep 3, 2016 at 12:28

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