Mathematics in Berlin

  • Heinrich Begehr
  • Helmut Koch
  • Jürg Kramer
  • Norbert Schappacher
  • Ernst-Jochen Thiele

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. David E. Rowe
    Pages 9-26
  3. Jean-Pierre Friedelmeyer
    Pages 27-32
  4. Helmut Koch
    Pages 33-39
  5. Herbert Pieper
    Pages 41-48
  6. Heinrich Begehr, Hanfried Lenz
    Pages 49-54
  7. Norbert Schappacher
    Pages 55-60
  8. Harold M. Edwards
    Pages 61-69
  9. Hellmut Baumgärtel
    Pages 97-104
  10. Heinrich Begehr
    Pages 105-109
  11. Hans Föllmer, Uwe Küchler
    Pages 111-116
  12. David E. Rowe
    Pages 117-125
  13. Reinhard Siegmund-Schultze
    Pages 137-141
  14. Wolfram Jehne, Erich Lamprecht
    Pages 143-149
  15. Heinrich Begehr
    Pages 151-160
  16. Walter Ett, Reiner Welk
    Pages 189-190
  17. Back Matter
    Pages 191-203

About this book


This little book is conceived as a service to mathematicians attending the 1998 International Congress of Mathematicians in Berlin. It presents a comprehensive, condensed overview of mathematical activity in Berlin, from Leibniz almost to the present day (without, however, including biographies of living mathematicians). Since many towering figures in mathematical history worked in Berlin, most of the chapters of this book are concise biographies. These are held together by a few survey articles presenting the overall development of entire periods of scientific life at Berlin. Overlaps between various chapters and differences in style between the chap­ ters were inevitable, but sometimes this provided opportunities to show different aspects of a single historical event - for instance, the Kronecker-Weierstrass con­ troversy. The book aims at readability rather than scholarly completeness. There are no footnotes, only references to the individual bibliographies of each chapter. Still, we do hope that the texts brought together here, and written by the various authors for this volume, constitute a solid introduction to the history of Berlin mathematics.


Algebra Geschichte der Mathematik History of Mathematics Stochastics calculus geometry mathematics

Editors and affiliations

  • Heinrich Begehr
    • 1
  • Helmut Koch
    • 2
  • Jürg Kramer
    • 2
  • Norbert Schappacher
    • 3
  • Ernst-Jochen Thiele
    • 4
  1. 1.Fachbereich Mathematik u. Informatik Mathematisches Institut (WE 1)Freie Universität BerlinBerlinGermany
  2. 2.Institut für MathematikHumboldt Universität zu BerlinBerlinGermany
  3. 3.U.F.R. de mathématique et d’informatiqueUniversité Louis PasteurStrasbourg CedexFrance
  4. 4.Fachbereich MathematikTechnische Universität BerlinBerlinGermany

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Birkhäuser Verlag GmbH, Heidelberger Platz 3, D-14197 Berlin, Germany 1998
  • Publisher Name Birkhäuser, Basel
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-7643-5943-0
  • Online ISBN 978-3-0348-8787-8
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