David Hilbert was a German mathematician whose research and study of geometry, physics, and algebra revolutionized mathematics and went on to introduce the mathematic and scientific community with a series of mathematical equations that have yet to be solved. Furthermore, his study of mathematics laid the groundwork for a variety of ongoing mathematic analyses, which continue to influence the world today.
Kreisler was very intelligent. He was so talented at the violin that he was admitted into the Vienna Conservatory Of Music at age seven, and his mother lied about his age to get him in (“Fritz Kreisler”). His age broke the previous record, making him the youngest to be admitted. When he was twelve he was awarded the Premier Premier Prix (or First First Prize) over four adult students (“Kreisler, Fritz”). When he got older
He had trouble finding work so in 1902 he moved to Switzerland to find a job. All he had with him when he went to Switzerland was a medallion of Karl Marx. He spent his time in Switzerland looking for work and jumping from job to job. While in Switzerland he became involved in the Socialist party. In Switzerland he studied the works of philosophers such as Immanuel Kant, Benedict de Spinoza, Peter Kropotkin, Friedrich Nietzsche, G.W.F. Hegel, Karl Kautsky, and Georges Sorel. He earned a reputation for being a political journalist and a public
Alfred Stieglitz (Stieglitz) was born on January 1, 1864 in Hoboken, New Jersey to parents Edward Stieglitz and Hedwig Ann Werner. Stieglitz went to school at Charlier Institute, which was known as the best private Christian school in New York in 1871. Stieglitz attended private school until his senior year in high school, when enrolled in a public school to qualify for admission to City College of New York. His father sold his company in 1881 and moved the family to Europe to find better schools for his children. Stieglitz enrolled at Technische Hochschule in Berlin to study mechanical engineering. The chemistry class that he enrolled in was taught by Hermann Wilhelm Vogel, a scientist that worked on the chemical processes for developing
Marie Sophie Germain was born in Rue Saint-Denis, Paris, France, on April 1, 1776, in a wealthy Persian family. Ambroise-Francois, her father, was a rich man who was assumed to be a wealthy silk merchant, or a goldsmith. Ambroise was elected as the representative of the bourgeoisie to Etats-Généraux en 1789, which had involved his daughter to witness many discussions with her father and his peers. When she was 13, The French Revolution broke out. Enforcing her to remain indoors,as she turned to her father’s library to take away her boredom where she became interested in mathematics. Pouring her time into each book as she had taught herself Latin and Greek, allowing her to read other famous mathematicians work such as Isaac Newton.
This famous scientist was born December of 1571. He was introduced to astronomy at a very young age. He was able to observe the Great Comet of 1577 at age six. He studied at the university of tübingen to become a Lutheran minister. While he was there he also studied the works of Nicolaus Copernicus, who said that the planets orbited around the sun and not the earth even though he had no evidence. Kepler did a lot of research about the planetary motion. He contacted an astronomer, Tycho Brahe, in search for notes or details that could help him with his research. Brahe invited Johannes to work with him. However, Brahe didn't want to share his notes with Kepler. When Brahe died Kepler kept his notes and observations.
Following in her father’s footsteps, Mary taught at various universities such as DePaul, Washington, and Stanford University, and made incredible discoveries in mathematics. Weiss focused mainly on the trigonometric
Grothendiecks’ parents moved away from him in 1933 to fight in the Spanish civil war. That left him in Wilham, Heydorn. He later found out his father was living in a concentration camp during World War II, while he was attending school. He never heard anything more on his mother. (The Famous People website.) In the mathematical years of Grothendiek, he did not face many challenges in his life. One of the main reasons why he left IHES, was because of military funding problems. After all, Grothendieck was the son of an antimilitarist anarchist and he grew up very poor. This is why he grew up having compassion for the poor. He also left because he got so tired which led to the problem of losing interest in what he was teaching at IHES. By the late 1960’s, he became interested in science. David Ruelle, a physician at IHES, claimed that Alex Grothendieck had come to him later on asking him about the study of physics. (Astrology and Horoscope Website.) He was also into talking about the war, politics, and the Military. He did agree to attend lectures given about mathematics, but while he was there, he went into debates about the war. All of his followers became irritated with him. He then wanted to destroy everything he had ever written about math. (The Amazing Grothendiek.) After his last year at IHES, He applied to get a position at the College De
From 1908 to 1915, Noether worked at the Mathematical Institute of Erlangen, without pay or title. During during this time, she collaborated with Ernst Otto Fischer and started work on the more general, theoretical algebra. In 1915 she joined the Mathematical Institute in Göttingen and started working with Klein and Hilbert on Einstein's general relativity theory. Continuously working for her passion in mathematics in 1918 she proved two theorems that became to be her most know work; the theorem were basic for both general relativity and elementary particle
Petersburg Academy.(1) A little bit after being appointed as head of the mathematics division at the academy in 1736, he published his first book called “Mechanica” which describes the mathematics governing movement. He both developed the techniques of analysis and applied them to numerous problems in mechanics. But by the end of the decade, Euler became seriously disabled to see from his right eye due to overexertion in cartography work but it never stopped him or his research in the mathematics field. Somewhere in the the middle of the 1740’s Euler was appointed as the mathematics director of the newly created Berlin Academy of Science and Beaux Arts. During this time Euler had come up with many principles which was the foundation of modern mathematics as we know it. Later he became a very high profiled author having written hundreds of papers over his lifetime The biggest achievements would be his Euler's Identity theorem which is often cited with his work focused on the fields of astronomy/lunar motion, acoustics, mechanics and
Heinrich Hertz was born on February 22, 1857, and he died in 1894. He was the oldest of his five siblings. Hertzs’ mother’s name was Anna Elisabeth Pfeffercorn, and his father’s name was Gustav Ferdinand Hertz. His parents were both Lutherans, but it didn’t matter to his parents what his ethnicity was they were more focused on how he did in school. At age 6 he started to go to his first school that was called Dr. Wichard Lange School, and was taught by Friedrich Wichard Lange. The school was a private school for boys. Also, the school had no religious influence, however, it was strict, and the boys were expected to work hard on their schoolwork in order to fight to be at the top of their class. He ended up being at the top of his class, and really like his experiences there. Surprisingly, the school did offer the two language classes that were necessary for a university entry, Greek and Latin. As a young boy, he informed his parents that he would like to become an engineer, and to help him out, his parents, kindly, looked for a school for him. In the end they decided to take his teachers other
Rudolf Virchow was born October 13, 1821 and died September 5, 1902 in Berlin, Germany. Virchow studied medicine at the Friedrich Wilhelm Institute of the University of Berlin and graduated as a doctor in 1843. As an intern at Charité Hospital he studied pathological histology and in 1845 published a paper on the earliest reported cases of leukemia. Virchow taught several people who later on became famous german scientist including Edwin Klebs, Ernst Haekel, and Adolf Kussmaul. Rudolf Virchow was a famous physician, statesman, pathologist, and an anthropologist in his later years.
He was born in Spain. July 28, 1951, in a small village called Benimamet, where he studied painting and drawing in a very young age and continued his higher education in architecture after spending one year studying “arts and crafts”, in 1974 he traveled to Zurich and enrolled in the civil engineering department as a postgraduate after finishing
Leonhard Paul Euler was born on April 15th, 1707 in Basel, Switzerland and died on November18th, 1783 in St. Petersburg, Russia. Even from a young age, Euler was discovered by many, including his father (Paulus) and instructor (Johann I Bernoulli), to be extraordinarily proficient in mathematics. When he was just 15 years of age, Euler concluded his studies at the University of Basel. Euler wrote a prize winning paper explaining the best organization of masts on a sailing ship at 19 years old. The book was entitled Meditationes super problemate nautico… and the award he received was from the Academy of Sciences in Paris. In 1727, he submitted a dissertation regarding sound (Dissertatio physica de sono) in