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Person: Klingenberg, Wilhelm Paul Albert
Wilhelm Klingenberg was a German mathematician who worked on differential geometry.
Mathematical Profile (Excerpt):
- Wilhelm attended schools in Berlin where he learnt Latin, Greek and French but he had to study mathematics on his own.
- Klingenberg obtained a doctorate in 1950 with a thesis on affine differential geometry.
- Klingenberg spent 1954/55 at Bloomington in the United States visiting Morse at Princeton during his time at Bloomington.
- Although he remained on the staff at Göttingen until 1963, Klingenberg spent 1956/57 and 1957/58 at the Institute for Advanced Study at Princeton.
- While at Berkeley, Klingenberg received offers of chairs at Würzburg and Mainz - he chose Mainz.
- Klingenberg worked during his years at Bonn on closed geodesics.
Born 28 January 1924, Rostock, Mecklenburg, Germany. Died 14 October 2010, Röttgen, Bonn, Germany.
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- O’Connor, John J; Robertson, Edmund F: MacTutor History of Mathematics Archive