Mathematician:Richard Dagobert Brauer

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German / American mathematician who worked mainly in abstract algebra.

Made important contributions to number theory.

Founder of modular representation theory.




  • Born: 10 February 1901 in Berlin-Charlottenburg, Germany
  • Died: 17 April 1977 in Belmont, Massachusetts, USA

Theorems and Definitions


  • 1932: Beweis eines Hauptsatzes in der Theorie der Algebren (Proof of a Main Theorem in the Theory of Algebras) (with Helmut Hasse and Emmy Noether)
  • 1947: On Artin's L-series with general group characters
  • 1964: Some applications of the theory of blocks of characters of finite groups. I (Journal of Algebra Vol. 1: pp. 152 – 167)
  • 1970: On the first main theorem on blocks of characters of finite groups. (Illinois J. Math. Vol. 14: pp. 83 – 187)