Mathematician:Kurt Mahler

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German mathematician working mainly in analysis and number theory.

Proved the Prouhet-Thue-Morse constant and Champernowne constant to be transcendental.


German, later British


  • Born: 26 July 1903, Krefeld, Germany
  • 1946: Became British citizen
  • Died: 25 February 1988, Canberra, Australia

Theorems and Definitions

Results named for Kurt Mahler can be found here.

Definitions of concepts named for Kurt Mahler can be found here.


  • 1929: Arithmetische Eigenschaften der Lösungen einer Klasse von Funktionalgleichungen
  • 1937: Arithmetische Eigenschaften einer Klasse von Dezimalbrüchen (Proc. Konin. Neder. Akad. Wet. Ser. A Vol. 40: pp. 421 – 428)
  • 1946: On Lattice Points in n-dimensional Star Bodies I. Existence Theorems