|Died||21 July 2014(aged 81)|
|Alma mater||Columbia University|
|Known for||Schanuel's conjecture|
|Institutions||University at Buffalo|
|Doctoral advisor||Serge Lang|
|Doctoral students||W. Dale Brownawell|
While he was a graduate student at University of Chicago, he discovered Schanuel's lemma, an essential lemma in homological algebra. Schanuel received his Ph.D. in mathematics from Columbia University in 1963, under the supervision of Serge Lang.
Shortly thereafter he stated a conjecture in the field of transcendental number theory, which remains an important open problem to this day. Schanuel was a professor emeritus of mathematics at University at Buffalo.