Richard Brauer

Richard Dagobert Brauer (February 10, 1901 April 17, 1977) was a leading German and American mathematician. He worked mainly in abstract algebra, but made important contributions to number theory. He was the founder of modular representation theory.

Richard Brauer
Richard and Ilse Brauer in 1970
Photo courtesy MFO
Born(1901-02-10)February 10, 1901
DiedApril 17, 1977(1977-04-17) (aged 76)
NationalityGerman, U.S.
Alma materUniversity of Berlin (Ph.D., 1926)
Known forBrauer's theorem on induced characters
AwardsCole Prize in Algebra (1949)
National Medal of Science (1970)
Scientific career
FieldsScientist, mathematician
InstitutionsUniversity of Kentucky, University of Toronto, University of Michigan, Harvard University
ThesisÜber die Darstellung der Drehungsgruppe durch Gruppen linearer Substitutionen (1926)
Doctoral advisorIssai Schur
Erhard Schmidt
Doctoral studentsR. H. Bruck
S. A. Jennings
Peter Landrock
D. J. Lewis
J. Carson Mark
Cecil J. Nesbitt
Donald S. Passman
Ralph Stanton
Robert Steinberg

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