Person: Weiler, Adolf
Adolf Weiler was a Swiss mathematician. His research interests lay in Steiner geometry.
Mathematical Profile (Excerpt):
- Upon his return to Switzerland, Weiler first worked as a mathematics lecturer at the Ryffel Institute in Stäfa (canton Zürich).
- Weiler also habilitated as Privatdozent at both the Polytechnic and the University of Zürich.
- At the beginning of the 20th century Weiler supervised five doctoral students in total, but none of them became influential mathematicians.
- Weiler's research interests lay in Steiner geometry; in particular, he was interested in complexes and congruencies of rays.
- Weiler joined the organising committee of the first International Congress of Mathematicians in December 1896, but he did not have a specific position and is not mentioned in the committee minutes (except for the attendance records).
Born 27 December 1851, Winterthur, Zürich canton, Switzerland. Died 1 May 1916, Zürich, Switzerland.
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- O’Connor, John J; Robertson, Edmund F: MacTutor History of Mathematics Archive