Person: Kneser (2), Hellmuth
Hellmuth Kneser was a Estonian-born German mathematician best known for his work in group theory and topology.
Mathematical Profile (Excerpt):
- Schmidt's lectures at Breslau were to prove an important influence on Hellmuth Kneser's mathematical development.
- From Breslau Kneser went to Göttingen to undertake research.
- After the award of his doctorate Kneser remained at Göttingen.
- His first student was Baer and, at Göttingen, Kneser supervised Baer's doctoral thesis on the classification of curves on surfaces.
- Kneser did not remain long at Göttingen for, in 1925, he succeeded Radon to a chair in Greifswald.
- Kneser spent twelve years at Greifswald before he accepted the chair at Tübingen in 1937.
- When Süss died in 1958 it was Kneser who took over the scientific leadership of the Oberwolfach Institute.
- Describing the areas of mathematics on which Kneser worked is difficult since his work was so wide ranging throughout mathematics.
- Kneser published on sums of squares in fields, on groups, on non-Euclidean geometry, on Harald Bohr's almost periodic functions, on iteration of analytic functions, on the differential geometry of manifolds, on local uniformisation and boundary values.
- After Kneser moved to Tübingen the emphasis in his work changed.
- Martin Kneser, another mathematician, is Hellmuth Kneser's son.
Born 16 April 1898, Dorpat, Russian Empire (now Tartu, Estonia). Died 23 August 1973, Tübingen, Germany.
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Algebra, Origin Estonia
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- O’Connor, John J; Robertson, Edmund F: MacTutor History of Mathematics Archive