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Kurt Leichtweiss

Kurt Leichtweiß
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1974 in Hanover
Born(1927-03-02)March 2, 1927
DiedJune 23, 2013(2013-06-23) (aged 86)
EducationUniversity of Freiburg,
ETH Zurich
Alma materUniversity of Freiburg
Scientific career
InstitutionsTU Berlin,
University of Stuttgart
ThesisZur Axiomatik einer topologischen Begründung der Geometrie der Ebene und des Raums (1951)
Doctoral advisorEmanuel Sperner
Doctoral students

Kurt Leichtweiß (March 2, 1927 in Villingen-Schwenningen – June 23, 2013) was a mathematician specializing in convex and differential geometry.

In 1944, while still in high school Leichtweiß traveled to the Mathematical Research Institute of Oberwolfach where his mathematical interests were encouraged. He studied at the University of Freiburg and the ETH Zurich. He was a student of Emanuel Sperner and Wilhelm Süss. He was then a lecturer in Freiburg and in 1963 became a professor at TU Berlin. From 1970 until his retirement in 1995, he was a professor at the University of Stuttgart.

Books

  • (with Wilhelm Blaschke), Elementary Differential Geometry, Springer, 1973.
  • Affine geometry of convex bodies, Wiley, 1998.
  • Convex Geometry, Springer, 1980.
  • Analytic Geometry, First Course, Teubner, 1972.


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