TITLE

Felix Klein, Adolf Hurwitz, and the "Jewish Question" in German Academia

AUTHOR(S)
Rowe, David E.
PUB. DATE
March 2007
SOURCE
Mathematical Intelligencer;Spring2007, Vol. 29 Issue 2, p18
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The author reflects on the vulnerability of German Jews who pursued academic careers in mathematics with a focus on the life and works of Adolf Hurwitz. He explains that in writing about Jewish mathematicians in Germany during the Second Empire, it is a difficult issue deciding what should count as Jewish since many Jews were no longer practicing their religion. Hurwitz was considered as one of the most important figures in mathematics in the 19th century. INSET: Two Tributes to Adolf Hurwitz.
ACCESSION #
26163406

 

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