# 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 | |
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Born | Ernst Eduard Kummer 29 January 1810 |

Died | 14 May 1893 83) Berlin, Brandenburg, Germany | (aged

Nationality | Prussian |

Alma mater | University of Halle (Ph.D., 1831) |

Known for | Bessel functions, Kummer theory, Kummer surface, and other contributions |

Scientific career | |

Fields | Mathematics |

Institutions | University of Berlin University of Breslau Gewerbeinstitut Lomonosov University |

Thesis | De cosinuum et sinuum potestatibus secundum cosinus et sinus arcuum multiplicium evolvendis (1831/1832) |

Doctoral advisor | Heinrich Scherk |

Doctoral students | Gotthold Eisenstein Georg Frobenius Lazarus Fuchs Wilhelm Killing Adolf Kneser Franz Mertens Hermann Schwarz Georg Cantor Hans Carl Friedrich von Mangoldt Adolf Piltz Friedrich Prym |