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The Princeton Companion to Mathematics by Imre Leader, June Barrow-Green, Timothy Gowers

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VI.80 Hermann Weyl

b. Elmshorn, Germany, 1885; d. Zürich, 1955 Analysis; geometry; topology; foundations; mathematical physics

Weyl studied mathematics at Göttingen under HILBERT [VI.63], KLEIN [VI.57], and MINKOWSKI [VI.64] between 1904 and 1908. His first teaching positions were at Göttingen (1910–13) and ETH Zürich (1913–30). In 1930 he accepted the call to Göttingen as Hilbert’s successor. After the rise to power of the Nazis, he emigrated to the United States and became a member of the newly founded Institute of Advanced Studies at Princeton (1933–51).

Weyl made contributions to real and complex analysis, geometry and topology, LIE GROUPS [III.48 §1], number theory, the foundations of mathematics, mathematical physics, and philosophy. ...

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