Weyl, Hermann

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Name
Weyl, Hermann Gender: M
born on 9 November 1885 at 05:00 (= 05:00 AM )
Place Elmshorn, Germany, 53n45, 9e39
Timezone LMT m9e39 (is local mean time)
Data source
Quoted BC/BR
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Gauquelin
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_scocol.18.gif 16°58' s_mo.18.gif s_sagcol.18.gif 13°57 Asc.s_libcol.18.gif 22°53'



Hermann Weyl
photo: ETH Zürich, license cc-by-sa-3.0

Biography

German mathematician and theoretical physicist.

Weyl was one of the most influential mathematicians of the twentieth century, and an important member of the Institute for Advanced Study during its early years.

Weyl published technical and some general works on space, time, matter, philosophy, logic, symmetry and the history of mathematics. The outstanding characteristic of Weyl’s work was his ability to unite previously unrelated subjects. He was one of the first to conceive of combining general relativity with the laws of electromagnetism. His research has had major significance for theoretical physics as well as purely mathematical disciplines including number theory.

At age 28 he became professor of mathematics at the Technische Hochschule, Zürich, where he was a colleague of Albert Einstein.

He left Germany in 1933 to accept an offer of permanent membership of the newly founded Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton.

He died in Zürich suddenly, of a heart attack, on 9 December 1955.

There are 35 topics named after Hermann Weyl.


Link to Wikipedia biography

Relationships

  • opponent/rival/enemy relationship with Brouwer, Luitzen (born 27 February 1881). Notes: threw him out of the editoral board of "Mathematische Annalen"

Events

  • Death of Mate 1948 (death of first wife)

Source Notes

Gauguwlin, Series A, Vol 2

Categories

  • Traits : Mind : Exceptional mind
  • Traits : Personality : Creative
  • Family : Parenting : Kids none
  • Vocation : Science : Mathematics/ Statistics
  • Vocation : Science : Physics
  • Notable : Extraordinary Talents : For Abstract thought
  • Notable : Extraordinary Talents : For Numbers
  • Notable : Famous : First in Field
  • Notable : Famous : Historic figure
  • Notable : Famous : Top 5% of Profession

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