Hermann Klaus Hugo Weyl

1885 - 1955

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From 1923-38 Weyl evolved the concept of continuous groups using matrix representations. With his application of group theory to quantum mechanics he set up the modern subject.
Full MacTutor biography [Version for printing]

List of References (58 books/articles)

Some Quotations (14)

A Poster of Hermann Weyl

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Additional Material in MacTutor

  1. Preface to H Weyl's Theory of groups and quantum mechanics - First Edition
  2. Preface to H Weyl's Theory of groups and quantum mechanics - Second Edition
  3. Introduction to H Weyl's theory of groups and quantum mechanics
  4. G H Hardy's schedule of lectures in the USA
  5. Weyl on Hilbert and Hilbert on others

Honours awarded to Hermann Weyl
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Speaker at International Congress1928
Fellow of the Royal Society1936
LMS Honorary Member1939
AMS Gibbs Lecturer1948
Lunar featuresCrater Weyl


Other Web sites
  1. Encyclopaedia Britannica
  2. World History
  1. Clark Kimberling
  2. Mathematical Genealogy Project

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