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Minkowski (Hermann) mathematical notebooks
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  • Restrictions on Access
  • Biography/History
  • UCLA Catalog Record ID
  • Existence and Location of Originals
  • Preferred Citation
  • Scope and Content
  • Restrictions on Use and Reproduction

  • Language of Material: English
    Contributing Institution: UCLA Library Special Collections
    Title: H. Minkowski mathematical notebooks
    Creator: Minkowski, H. (Hermann)
    Identifier/Call Number: LSC.2013
    Physical Description: 4 Linear Feet (8 boxes)
    Date (inclusive): 1886-1905
    Abstract: H. Minkowski (1864-1909) was the joint winner of the Paris Academy of Sciences Grand Prix des Sciences Mathématiques in 1883. He developed what he called the "geometry of numbers," and worked in mathematical physics the last years of his life, when he participated in the movement of ideas that led to the theory of relativity. The collection consists of photocopies of 145 holograph mathematical notebooks arranged chronologically.
    Language of Material: Materials are in English.
    Physical Location: Stored off-site. All requests to access special collections material must be made in advance using the request button located on this page.
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    Restrictions on Access

    Open for research. All requests to access special collections materials must be made in advance using the request button located on this page.

    Biography/History

    Minkowski was born on June 22, 1864 of German parents in Alexotas, Russia; was the joint winner of the Paris Academy of Sciences Grand Prix des Sciences Mathématiques in 1883; attended University of Berlin and University of Königsberg, where he received his doctorate in 1885; he taught at Bonn until 1894, then returned to Königsberg for two years; taught at Zurich from 1896-1902, and then at Göttingen, where he taught until his death; developed what he called the "geometry of numbers"; worked in mathematical physics the last years of his life, when he participated in the movement of ideas that led to the theory of relativity; publications include Geometrie der Zahlen (1896), Diophantische approximationen (1907), and Gesammelte abhandlungen (1911); he died on January 12, 1909 in Göttingen, Germany.

    UCLA Catalog Record ID

    UCLA Catalog Record ID: 4233430 

    Existence and Location of Originals

    Original notebooks are in the possession of Mrs. Theodore Motzkin.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], H. Minkowski Mathematical Notebooks (Collection 2013). UCLA Library Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library, University of California, Los Angeles.

    Scope and Content

    Collection consists of photocopies of 145 holograph mathematical notebooks arranged chronologically.

    Restrictions on Use and Reproduction

    Property rights to the physical objects belong to UCLA Library Special Collections. All other rights, including copyright, are retained by the creators and their heirs. It is the responsibility of the researcher to determine who holds the copyright and pursue the copyright owner or his or her heir for permission to publish where The UC Regents do not hold the copyright.

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    Number theory.
    Photocopies.
    Mathematicians -- Germany -- Archives.
    Minkowski, H. (Hermann) -- Archives