# Mathematician:Ernst Gabor Straus

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## Mathematician

German-American mathematician who helped found the theories of Euclidean Ramsey theory and of the arithmetic properties of analytic functions.

Worked as the assistant to Albert Einstein.

## Nationality

German-born American

## History

- Born: 25 February 1922 in Munich, Germany
- 1933: Emigrated to Palestine on the death of his father
- 1941: Enrolled at Columbia University in New York
- 1942: Obtained Master's degree
- 1944: Selected by Albert Einstein to be his assistant
- 1944: Moved to Princeton
- 1948: Obtained doctorate at Columbia
- 1948: Enrolled at University of California as an instructor in mathematics
- Died: 12 July 1983 in Los Angeles, California, USA

## Theorems and Definitions

## Publications

- 1945:
*The Influence of the Expansion of Space on the Gravitation Fields surrounding the Individual Stars*(with Albert Einstein)

- 1946:
*A Generalization of the Relativistic Theory of Gravitation, II*(*Ann. Math.***Vol. 47**: 731 – 741) (with Albert Einstein) www.jstor.org/stable/1969231

- 1949:
*Some Results in Einstein's Unified Field Theory*

- 1949:
*Continued Fractions, Algebraic Functions and the Padé Table*(with Richard Bellman)

- 1950:
*On Entire Functions with Algebraic Derivatives at Certain Algebraic Points*

- 1951:
*On the Polynomials whose Derivatives have Integral Values at the Integers*

- 1953:
*On linear independence of sequences in a Banach space*(with Paul Erdős)

- 1956:
*On the number of absolute points of a correlation*(*Pacific J. Math.***Vol. 56**: 83 – 96) (with Alan Jerome Hoffman, Morris Newman and Olga Taussky)

- 1956:
*Remark on the preceding paper. Algebraic equations satisfied by roots of natural numbers*(*Pacific J. Math.***Vol. 6**: 97 – 98) (with Olga Taussky)

- 1956:
*A characteristic property of the circle, ellipse, and hyperbola*(*Amer. Math. Monthly***Vol. 63**: 710 – 711) (with Paul Kelly) www.jstor.org/stable/2309558

- 1958:
*Curvature in Hilbert geometries*(with Paul Kelly)

- 1960:
*On the maximal number of pairwise orthogonal Latin squares of a given order*(with Paul Erdős and Sarvadaman Chowla)

- 1962:
*On a problem in the theory of partitions*

- 1971:
*Nonaveraging sets*

### As Editor

- 1951 -- 1964: On editorial board of
*Pacific Journal of Mathematics* - 1954 -- 1959: Managing editor of
*Pacific Journal of Mathematics*