Ernst Kummer

Ernst Eduard Kummer (29 January 1810 – 14 May 1893) was a German mathematician. Skilled in applied mathematics, Kummer trained German army officers in ballistics; afterwards, he taught for 10 years in a gymnasium, the German equivalent of high school, where he inspired the mathematical career of Leopold Kronecker.

Ernst Kummer
Ernst Eduard Kummer

(1810-01-29)29 January 1810
Died14 May 1893(1893-05-14) (aged 83)
Alma materUniversity of Halle (Ph.D., 1831)
Known forBessel functions, Kummer theory, Kummer surface, and other contributions
Scientific career
InstitutionsUniversity of Berlin
University of Breslau
Lomonosov University
ThesisDe cosinuum et sinuum potestatibus secundum cosinus et sinus arcuum multiplicium evolvendis (1831/1832)
Doctoral advisorHeinrich Scherk
Doctoral studentsGotthold Eisenstein
Georg Frobenius
Lazarus Fuchs
Wilhelm Killing
Adolf Kneser
Franz Mertens
Hermann Schwarz
Georg Cantor
Hans Carl Friedrich von Mangoldt
Adolf Piltz
Friedrich Prym

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