Hermann Weyl

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Hermann Weyl
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Born
Hermann Klaus Hugo Weyl

(1885-11-09)9 November 1885
Died8 December 1955(1955-12-08) (aged 70)
NationalityGerman
Alma materUniversity of Göttingen
Known forList of topics named after Hermann Weyl
Ontic structural realism[1]
Wormhole
Spouse(s)Friederike Bertha Helene Joseph (nickname "Hella") (1893–1948)
Ellen Bär (née Lohnstein) (1902–1988)
ChildrenFritz Joachim Weyl (1915–1977)
Michael Weyl (1917–2011)
AwardsFellow of the Royal Society[2]
Lobachevsky Prize (1927)
Gibbs Lecture (1948)
Scientific career
FieldsMathematical physics
InstitutionsInstitute for Advanced Study
University of Göttingen
ETH Zurich
ThesisSinguläre Integralgleichungen mit besonder Berücksichtigung des Fourierschen Integraltheorems (1908)
Doctoral advisorDavid Hilbert[3]
Doctoral studentsAlexander Weinstein
Other notable studentsSaunders Mac Lane
InfluencesImmanuel Kant[4]
Edmund Husserl[4]
L. E. J. Brouwer[4]
Signature
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Hermann Klaus Hugo Weyl, ForMemRS (German: [vaɪl]; 9 November 1885 – 8 December 1955) was a German mathematician, theoretical physicist and philosopher. He worked at the University of Göttingen and at the Institute for Advanced Study. He was known for his works focusing on wormholes and general relativity.

References[change | change source]

  1. "Structural Realism": entry by James Ladyman in the Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy.
  2. Newman, M. H. A. (1957). "Hermann Weyl. 1885-1955". Biographical Memoirs of Fellows of the Royal Society. 3: 305–328. doi:10.1098/rsbm.1957.0021.
  3. Weyl, H. (1944). "David Hilbert. 1862-1943". Obituary Notices of Fellows of the Royal Society. 4 (13): 547–553. doi:10.1098/rsbm.1944.0006. S2CID 161435959.
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 Hermann Weyl, Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy.