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This is the thesis in question. I have never seen this style, both with the transparent large numbering in the top right of the page, and the style of \mathbb{}. So I'm wondering how to find this out.

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The general layout (and the PDF info) point towards classicthesis. – hakaze Aug 16 '12 at 17:17
Looks like classicthesis to me. – jon Aug 16 '12 at 17:19
Great, thanks guys! – Moderat Aug 16 '12 at 17:21
Hi. That is my bachelor's thesis (-; It is indeed classicthesis with some things tweaked a little bit. I did not have enough time to do the layout properly, and I am actually not very proud of the layout. But I can nevertheless recommend classicthesis fullheartedly (if that is english). – jmc Feb 15 '13 at 13:14

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Just to add a more general advice, if you have TeX Live, you can use the great pdfinfo command line tool which will extract the PDF document information for you:

$ pdfinfo 1bachCommelin.pdf
Title:          Tannaka duality for Finite Groups
Keywords:       Tannaka duality, finite
Author:         Johan Commelin
Creator:        pdfLaTeX
Producer:       LaTeX with hyperref and ClassicThesis
CreationDate:   07/11/11 15:03:13
ModDate:        07/11/11 15:03:13
Tagged:         no
Form:           none
Pages:          23
Encrypted:      no
Page size:      595.276 x 841.89 pts (A4)
File size:      255430 bytes
Optimized:      no
PDF version:    1.5

We can find some useful hints there, including:

Producer: LaTeX with hyperref and ClassicThesis

There we go! :)

Of course, the metadata has to be written into the PDF file, so we sometimes have to guess. :(

Addendum: Speravir also pointed out that most of the PDF viewers can display the document properties, in which both producer and creator entries are listed as well. :)

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Also: With the usual PDF Readers one can read the document properties, where the PDF creator & producer are shown as well. – Speravir Aug 16 '12 at 21:19
@Speravir: Oops, thanks for the reminder! I included your note as well. :) – Paulo Cereda Aug 16 '12 at 21:22
Give me some of your reputation :-) Oh, no … I know you need it to get your own credit card number ;-) – Speravir Aug 16 '12 at 22:03
@Speravir: I wish! It's granted only for trusted users (+20k). It might take some years until I reach it. :) Speaking of trusted users, I need to watch out for Gonzalo, he's close to 4 x trusted user = my second credit card! Oh no! :) – Paulo Cereda Aug 16 '12 at 22:08
Step by step: First in short time 10k … – Speravir Aug 16 '12 at 22:12

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