# 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.

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Richard Brauer | |
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Born | |

Died | April 17, 1977 76) Belmont, Massachusetts, U.S. | (aged

Nationality | German, U.S. |

Alma mater | University of Berlin (Ph.D., 1926) |

Known for | Brauer's theorem on induced characters |

Awards | Cole Prize in Algebra (1949) National Medal of Science (1970) |

Scientific career | |

Fields | Scientist, mathematician |

Institutions | University of Kentucky, University of Toronto, University of Michigan, Harvard University |

Thesis | Über die Darstellung der Drehungsgruppe durch Gruppen linearer Substitutionen (1926) |

Doctoral advisor | Issai Schur Erhard Schmidt |

Doctoral students | R. H. Bruck S. A. Jennings Peter Landrock D. J. Lewis J. Carson Mark Cecil J. Nesbitt Donald S. Passman Ralph Stanton Robert Steinberg |