H. Minkowski mathematical notebooks LSC.2013
Manuscripts Division staff in 2003; revised by Lindsay Chaney, 2015; machine-readable finding aid created by Caroline Cubé.
UCLA Library Special Collections
Finding aid last updated 2019 August 5.
Room A1713, Charles E. Young Research Library
Los Angeles, CA 90095-1575
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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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: 4233430
Original notebooks are in the possession of Mrs. Theodore Motzkin.
[Identification of item], H. Minkowski Mathematical Notebooks (Collection 2013). UCLA Library Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library, University of California, Los Angeles.
Collection consists of photocopies of 145 holograph mathematical notebooks arranged chronologically.
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Subjects and Indexing Terms
Mathematicians -- Germany -- Archives.
Minkowski, H. (Hermann) -- Archives