Mathematician:Hermann Minkowski

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Created and developed the field of geometry of numbers.


German, of Polish and Jewish descent.


  • Born: 22 June 1864, Alexotas, Russian Empire (now Kaunas, Lithuania)
  • Died: 12 Jan 1909, Göttingen, Germany

Theorems and Definitions

Results named for Hermann Minkowski can be found here.

Definitions of concepts named for Hermann Minkowski can be found here.


  • 1896: Geometrie der Zahlen
  • 1907/1915: Das Relativitätsprinzip
  • 1908: Die Grundgleichungen für die elektromagnetischen Vorgänge in bewegten Körpern
  • 1909: Raum und Zeit
  • 1967: Gesammelte Abhandlungen (Complete Discourses)

Notable Quotes

Integral numbers are the fountainhead of all mathematics.
-- Quoted by David M. Burton as an epigraph to Chapter $2$ of Elementary Number Theory, revised ed. ($1980$)