Person: Hirsch, Arthur
Arthur Hirsch was a German mathematician (born in Königsberg) who worked on differential equations and hypergeometric functions.
Mathematical Profile (Excerpt):
- Hirsch studied mathematics, physics and philosophy in his hometown and in Berlin.
- Hirsch acted as co-advisor and second examiner for a number of PhD theses between 1916 and 1926, but none of the PhD candidates became influential in mathematics.
- In 1909 Hirsch was listed as Deputy Head in the School Board minutes for the first time; he was re-elected every other year until 1921.
- Hirsch published a few papers in Mathematische Annalen, primarily on differential equations and integrals.
- Hirsch was a member of the Swiss Mathematical Society; he also attended some of the German Mathematical Society's annual meetings.
- Hirsch joined the organising committee of the first International Congress of Mathematicians in December 1896.
- At the meeting on 21 January 1897 Hurwitz and Rudio suggested that Hirsch join the reception committee (alongside Burkhardt and Gubler), partly in order to help deal with the congress publications.
- Like his colleagues Dumas and Franel, Hirsch was on the organising committee for the 1932 ICM in Zürich, but did not give a talk during the congress.
- Arthur Hirsch retired in 1936.
Born 19 July 1866, Königsberg, Prussia (now Kaliningrad, Russia). Died 18 November 1948, Zürich, Switzerland.
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- O’Connor, John J; Robertson, Edmund F: MacTutor History of Mathematics Archive