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Hermann Weyl

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Dates

November 9, 1885 – December 9, 1955

Authorized Form of Name

Weyl, Hermann, 1885-1955

Additional Forms of Names

Veĭlʹ, German, 1885-1955

Weyl, H., 1885-1955

Weyl, H. (Hermann), 1885-1955

Weyl, Hermann (Claus Hugo Hermann), 1885-1955

Biography

Abstract

Hermann Weyl was Professor of Mathematics at the Institute for Advanced Study (1933-1955). Other institutional affiliations included University of Göttingen. His research interests included quantum mechanics, relativity, differential equations, number theory, and convex bodies.

Important Dates

November 9, 1885Birth, Elmshorn (Germany).

1905 – 1906Student, University of Munich, Munich (Germany).

1908Obtained PhD, University of Göttingen, Göttingen (Germany).

1910 – 1913Privatdozent, University of Göttingen.

1913 – 1930Professor of Mathematics, Eidgenössische Technische Hochschule, Zurich (Switzerland).

1928 – 1929Visiting Professor, Princeton University.

1930 – 1933Professor of Mathematics, University of Göttingen.

1933 – 1955Professor, School of Mathematics, Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton (N.J.).

1940Member, National Academy of Sciences.

December 9, 1955Death, Zurich (Switzerland).

Occupation

Mathematician.

Places

Birth

Elmshorn (Germany)

Undergraduate Education

Munich (Germany)

Graduate Education

Göttingen (Germany)

Employment

Zurich (Switzerland)

Princeton (N.J.)

Death

Zurich (Switzerland)

Subjects

Differential geometry.

Mathematics.

Quantum theory.

Relativity (Physics).

Theoretical physics.

Relationships

People

Family

Bär, Ellen

Second Wife. Married in 1950.

Weyl, Anna

Mother.

Weyl, Helene

First Wife. Married 1913-1948.

Weyl, Ludwig

Father.

Advisors & Collaborators

Hilbert, David

PhD advisor at University of Göttingen, "Singuläre Integralgleichungen mit besonder Berücksichtigung des Fourierschen Integraltheorems."

Colleagues

Arnowitt, Richard

Both employed at the Institute for Advanced Study.

Bargmann, V. (Valentine), 1908-1989

Both employed at the Institute for Advanced Study.

Brueckner, Keith A.

Both employed at the Institute for Advanced Study.

Case, Kenneth M.

Both employed at the Institute for Advanced Study.

Charney, Jule G.

Both employed at the Institute for Advanced Study.

Cooper, Leon N. (Leon Neil), 1930-

Both employed at the Institute for Advanced Study.

Deser, S. (Stanley)

Both employed at the Institute for Advanced Study.

DeWitt, Bryce S. (Bryce Seligman), 1923-2004

Both employed at the Institute for Advanced Study.

Dyson, Freeman J.

Both employed at the Institute for Advanced Study.

Einstein, Albert, 1879-1955

Both employed at the Institute for Advanced Study.

Feenberg, Eugene

Both employed at the Institute for Advanced Study.

Gell-Mann, Murray

Both employed at the Institute for Advanced Study.

Glauber, Roy J., 1925-

Both employed at the Institute for Advanced Study.

Kinoshita, T. (Toichiro)

Both employed at the Institute for Advanced Study.

Kraichnan, Robert H., 1928-2008

Both employed at the Institute for Advanced Study.

Kroll, Norman Myles, 1922-

Both employed at the Institute for Advanced Study.

Lee, T. D., 1926-

Both employed at the Institute for Advanced Study.

Low, Francis E. (Francis Eugene), 1921-2007

Both employed at the Institute for Advanced Study.

Luttinger, Joaquin M.

Both employed at the Institute for Advanced Study.

Merzbacher, Eugen

Both employed at the Institute for Advanced Study.

Morse, Marston, 1892-1977

Both employed at the Institute for Advanced Study.

Nambu, Yoichiro, 1921-2015

Both employed at the Institute for Advanced Study.

Oppenheimer, J. Robert, 1904-1967

Both employed at the Institute for Advanced Study.

Segal, Irving Ezra

Both employed at the Institute for Advanced Study.

Steinberger, J.

Both employed at the Institute for Advanced Study.

Ulam, Stanislaw M.

Both employed at the Institute for Advanced Study.

Von Neumann, John, 1903-1957

Both employed at the Institute for Advanced Study.

Watson, Kenneth M.

Both employed at the Institute for Advanced Study.

Yang, Chen Ning, 1922-

Both employed at the Institute for Advanced Study.

Additional

Bloch, Felix, 1905-

Born, Max, 1882-1970

Dirac, P. A. M. (Paul Adrien Maurice), 1902-1984

Epstein, Paul S. (Paul Sophus), 1883-1966

Fok, V. A. (Vladimir Aleksandrovich), 1898-1974

Goudsmit, Samuel A. (Samuel Abraham), 1902-1978

Havens, William W. (William Westerfield), 1920-2004

Heisenberg, Werner, 1901-1976

Heitler, Walter, 1904-

Jordan, Pascual, 1902-1980

Korn, Elizabeth P.

Kronig, R. (Ralph), 1904-

Laue, Max von, 1879-1960

Mayer, Joseph Edward, 1904-

Pauli, Wolfgang, 1900-1958

Pauling, Linus, 1901-1994

Peierls, Rudolf E. (Rudolf Ernst), 1907-1995

Robertson, H. P. (Howard Percy), 1903-1961

Schrödinger, Annemarie, 1896-1965

Schrödinger, Erwin, 1887-1961

Veblen, Oswald, 1880-1960

Wigner, Eugene Paul, 1902-1995

Wintner, Aurel

Institutions

Major Positions

Eidgenössische Technische Hochschule Zürich

Professor of Mathematics.

Institute for Advanced Study (Princeton, N.J.)

Professor, School of Mathematics.

Princeton University. Department of Mathematics

Visiting Professor.

Universität Göttingen

Obtained PhD (1908). Privatdozent and Professor of Mathematics.

Professional Activities & Affiliations

National Academy of Sciences (U.S.)

Member.

Universität München

Attended from 1905-1906.

Resources

Archival Resources

Author

Hermann Weyl collection, 1938-1955.

Shelby White and Leon Levy Archives Center

Institute for Advanced Study

1 Einstein Drive, Princeton, NJ 08540, USA

Hermann Weyl manuscripts and correspondence, 1909-1955.

Handschriftenabteilung

Eidgenössische Technische Hochschule Zürich

Zurich, Switzerland

Institute for Advanced Study oral history project files and recordings, circa 1950-2012 (bulk 1988-2012).

Shelby White and Leon Levy Archives Center

Institute Archives

1 Einstein Drive, Princeton, NJ 08540, USA

Subject

Aurel Wintner papers, 1848-1961.

Special Collections, Milton S. Eisenhower Library

Johns Hopkins University

3400 N. Charles St., Baltimore, MD 21218, USA

David Hilbert papers.

Abteilung für Handschriften und seltene Drucke

Niedersächsische Staats-und Universitätsbibliothek Göttingen

Papendiek 14, D-37073 Göttingen

Elizabeth P. Korn sketches, 1928-1940s.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

Gustav Herglotz papers.

Abteilung für Handschriften und seltene Drucke

Niedersächsische Staats-und Universitätsbibliothek Göttingen

Papendiek 14, D-37073 Göttingen

John Von Neumann papers, 1912-1996 (bulk 1935-1957).

Manuscript Division

Library of Congress

James Madison Memorial Building, First Street and Independence Avenue SE, Washington, DC 20540, USA

Joseph Edward Mayer papers, 1920-1983.

Mandeville Special Collections Library

University of California, San Diego

9500 Gilman Drive, La Jolla, CA 92093, USA

Oral history interview with Annamarie Bertel Schrödinger, 1963 April 5.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

Oral history interview with Eugene Paul Wigner, 1963 November 21 and December 3, 4.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

Oral history interview with Felix Bloch, 1968 August 15.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

Oral history interview with Linus Carl Pauling, 1964 March 27.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

Oral history interview with P. A. M. Dirac, 1962 April 1, 1963 May 6, 7, 10 and 14.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

Oral history interview with Paul Sophus Epstein, 1962 May 25, 26 and June 2.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

Oral history interview with Ralph de Laer Kronig, 1962 November 12.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

Oral history interview with Sir Rudolf Ernst Peierls, 1963 June 17 and 18.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

Oral history interview with Vladimir Aleksandrovich Fok, 1967 October 11.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

Oral history interview with Walter Heitler, 1963 March 18 and 19.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

Oral history interview with William W. Havens, 1991 February 21, July 17, 29, Augut 5, 12 and 14.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

Oswald Veblen papers, 1881-1960 (bulk 1920-1960).

Manuscript Division

Library of Congress

James Madison Memorial Building, First Street and Independence Avenue SE, Washington, DC 20540, USA

Pascual Jordan correspondence [microform], 1923-1930.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

Paul S. Epstein papers, 1898-1966.

Institute Archives

California Institute of Technology

1201 East California Blvd. (Mail Code 015A-74), Pasadena, CA 91125, USA

Samuel A. Goudsmit papers, 1928-1932.

Library.

American Philosophical Society

105 South Fifth Street, Philadelphia, PA 19106, USA

Published Resources

Author

Gesammelte Abhandlungen / Unter Mitwirkung von Andreas Speiser und Hermann Weyl, hrsg. von David Hilbert.

Gruppentheorie und Quantenmechanik / von Hermann Weyl.

Hermann Weyl's Raum-Zeit-Materie and a general introduction to his scientific work / Erhard Scholz, editor, with contributions by Robert Coleman ... [et al.].

Hilbert. With an appreciation of Hilbert's mathematical work by Hermann Weyl.

Mind and nature : selected writings on philosophy, mathematics, and physics / Hermann Weyl ; edited and with an introduction by Peter Pesic.

Philosophy of mathematics and natural science.

Raum. Zeit. Materie. : Vorlesungen uber allgemeine relativitatstheorie / von Hermann Weyl.

Selecta Hermann Weyl, hrsg. zu seinem siebzigsten Geburtstag von der Eidgenössischen Technischen Hochschule in Zürich und vom Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton.

Space-time-matter, by Hermann Weyl. Tr. from the German by Henry L. Brose. With fifteen diagrams.

Symmetry.

The classical groups, their invariants and representations, by Hermann Weyl …

The open world : three lectures on the metaphysical implications of science / by Dr. Hermann Weyl.

The principle of relativity : a collection of original memoirs on the special and general theory of relativity / by H.A. Lorentz, A. Einstein, H. Minkowski and H. Weyl, with notes by A. Sommerfeld, tr. by W. Perrett and G.B. Jeffery, with seven diagrams.

The theory of groups and quantum mechanics : Translated from the 2d rev. German ed. by H.P. Robertson.

Subject

"Hermann Weyl: 1885-1955", Biographical Memoirs of the National Academy of Sciences