Mathematician:Felix Hausdorff

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Mathematician

German mathematician fundamental in the development of modern topology.

Also active in set theory, measure theory and function theory.

The first to formulate what is now known as the Generalized Continuum Hypothesis.

Committed suicide in preference to being sent to an internment camp.


Nationality

German


History

  • Born: 8 Nov 1868 in Breslau, Germany (now Wroclaw, Poland)
  • Died: 26 Jan 1942 in Bonn, Germany


Theorems and Definitions

Results named for Felix Hausdorff can be found here.

Definitions of concepts named for Felix Hausdorff can be found here.


Publications


Also published works in the field of philosophy and literature under the pseudonym Paul Mongré:

  • 1897: Sant' Ilario: Thoughts from Zarathustra's Country
  • 1898: Das Chaos in kosmischer Auslese (a critique of metaphysics)
  • 1900: Ekstases (a book of poetry)
  • 1904: Der Arzt seiner Ehre


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