4-46. Adolf Hurwitz

Adolf Hurwitz (1859–1919) began his studies of mathematics with Felix Klein at the Munich Polytechnicum in 1880. He habilitated in Göttingen in 1882, and was recruited to the University of Königsberg in 1884. In Königsberg, his students included David Hilbert and Hermann Minkowski, with whom he became lifelong friends. In 1892 he was recruited to Frobenius’ chair at the Zurich Polytechnikum by Carl Friedrich Geiser, and then offered H.A. Schwarz’s chair in Göttingen; he chose to remain in Zurich, where he was joined four years later by Minkowski.11endnote: 1 On Göttingen’s attempt to recruit Hurwitz, see Rowe (1986; 2007). On overview of Hurwitz’s life and work is given by Freudenthal (1972); his papers were collected by the Abteilung für Mathematik und Physik der Eidgenössischen Technischen Hochschule (1932, 1933).

Notes

  • 1 On Göttingen’s attempt to recruit Hurwitz, see Rowe (1986; 2007). On overview of Hurwitz’s life and work is given by Freudenthal (1972); his papers were collected by the Abteilung für Mathematik und Physik der Eidgenössischen Technischen Hochschule (1932, 1933).

Références

  • Abteilung für Mathematik und Physik der Eidgenössischen Technischen Hochschule (Ed.) (1932) Adolf Hurwitz Mathematische Werke, Volume 1: Funktionentheorie. Birkhäuser, Basel. Cited by: endnote 1.
  • Abteilung für Mathematik und Physik der Eidgenössischen Technischen Hochschule (Ed.) (1933) Adolf Hurwitz Mathematische Werke, Volume 2: Zahlentheorie, Algebra und Geometrie. Birkhäuser, Basel. Cited by: endnote 1.
  • H. Freudenthal (1972) Hurwitz, Adolf. See Dictionary of Scientific Biography, Volume 6: Jean Hachette–Joseph Hyrtl, Gillispie, pp. 570–573. Cited by: endnote 1.
  • C. C. Gillispie (Ed.) (1972) Dictionary of Scientific Biography, Volume 6: Jean Hachette–Joseph Hyrtl. Charles Scribner’s Sons, New York. Cited by: H. Freudenthal (1972).
  • D. E. Rowe (1986) ‘Jewish mathematics’ at Göttingen in the era of Felix Klein. Isis 77, pp. 422–449. Link Cited by: endnote 1.
  • D. E. Rowe (2007) Felix Klein, Adolf Hurwitz, and the “Jewish Question” in German academia. Mathematical Intelligencer 29 (2), pp. 18–30. Cited by: endnote 1.