|Born||22 June 1864|
Aleksota (nowadays part of Kaunas), Russian Empire
|Died||12 January 1909 (aged 44)|
Göttingen, German Empire
|Alma mater||Albertina University of Königsberg|
|Known for||Minkowski space|
|Institutions||University of Göttingen and ETH Zurich|
Minkowski is perhaps best known for his work in relativity, in which he showed in 1907 that his former student Albert Einstein's special theory of relativity (1905), could be understood geometrically as a theory of four-dimensional space-time, since known as the "Minkowski spacetime".
References[change | change source]
- Minkowski, Hermann (1907/1915). Das Relativitätsprinzip. Annalen der Physik 352 (15): 927–938.
- H.A. Lorentz, Albert Einstein, Hermann Minkowski and Hermann Weyl 1952. The principle of relativity: a collection of original memoirs. New York: Dover.