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Georg Hamel

Georg Hamel

German mathematician
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Intro German mathematician
Countries Germany
Occupations Mathematician Cryptographer University teacher
Gender male
Birth 12 September 1877 (Düren)
Death 4 October 1954 (Landshut)
Star sign Virgo
Education University of Göttingen, RWTH Aachen University
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Georg Karl Wilhelm Hamel (12 September 1877 – 4 October 1954) was a German mathematician with interests in mechanics, the foundations of mathematics and function theory.

Biography

Hamel was born in Düren, Rhenish Prussia. He studied at Aachen, Berlin, Göttingen, and Karlsruhe. His doctoral adviser was David Hilbert. He taught at Brünn in 1905, Aachen in 1912, and at the Technical University of Berlin in 1919. In 1927, Hamel studied the size of the key space for the Kryha encryption device. He was an Invited Speaker of the ICM in 1932 at Zurich and in 1936 at Oslo. He was the author of several important treatises on mechanics. He became a member of the Prussian Academy of Sciences in 1938 and the Bavarian Academy of Sciences in 1953. He died in Landshut, Bavaria.

Selected publications

  • Über die Geometrieen, in denen die Geraden die Kürzesten sind. Göttigen. 1901. ("On the geometries in which the straight lines are the shortest", Hamel's doctoral dissertation on Hilbert's fourth problem. A version may be found in Mathematische Annalen 57, 1903.)
  • Lagrange-Euler'schen gleichungen der Mechanik. Leipzig: B.G. Teubner. 1903.
  • Elementare mechanik. Leipzig und Berlin: B. G. Teubner. 1912.
  • Grundbegriffe der Mechanik. Leipzig. 1921.
  • Integralgleichungen. Berlin: Springer. 1937.
  • Komplexe Form der ebenen Bewegungsgleichungen zäher, inkompressibler Flüssigkeiten. Berlin: Verlag der Akademie der Wissenschaften, in Kommission bei W. de Gruyter. 1941.
  • Aufbau einer Theorie der Häute und der dünnen Schalen nach der Methode von Lagrange. Berlin: Akademie der Wissenschaften, in Kommission bei W. de Gruyter. 1944.
  • Theoretische Mechanik. Berlin: Springer. 1949.
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http://www.mathunion.org/ICM/ICM1936.2/Main/icm1936.2.0261.0262.ocr.pdf
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