Mathematician:Kurt Otto Friedrichs

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German applied mathematician whose major contribution was his work on partial differential equations.




  • Born: 28 September 1901 in Kiel, Germany
  • Died: 31 December 1982 in New Rochelle, New York, USA

Theorems and Definitions

Results named for Kurt Otto Friedrichs can be found here.


  • 1928: Über die partiellen Differenzengleichungen der mathematischen Physik (Math. Ann. Vol. 100, no. 1: pp. 32 – 74) (with Richard Courant and Hans Lewy)
  • 1948: The dock problem (with Hans Lewy)
  • 1953: Mathematical aspects of the quantum theory of fields
  • 1955: Asymptotic phenomena in mathematical physics (Bull. Amer. Math. Soc. Vol. 61, no. 6: pp. 485 – 504)
  • 1965: Perturbation of Spectra in Hilbert Space
  • 1971: Fluid Dynamics (with Richard Edler von Mises)
  • 1981: Spectral Theory of Operators in Hilbert Space