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Minkowski, Hermann

[mingkofskee]

(1864--1909)

Mathematician, born near Kaunas, Lithuania. He was professor at Königsberg (1895), Zürich (1896), where he taught Einstein, and Göttingen (1902). He discovered a new branch of number theory, the geometry of numbers, and gave a precise mathematical description of space-time as it appears in Einstein's relativity theory.


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