Heinz Hopf

1894 - 1971

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Hopf's work was in algebraic topology. He studied vector fields and extended Lefschetz's fixed point formula. He also studied homotopy classes and defined what is now known as the 'Hopf invariant'.
Full MacTutor biography [Version for printing]

List of References (15 books/articles)

A Poster of Heinz Hopf

Mathematicians born in the same country

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Additional Material in MacTutor

  1. Walter Ledermann's memoir
  2. Preface to Heinz Hopf Collected papers

Honours awarded to Heinz Hopf
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Speaker at International Congress1950
BMC morning speaker1952
LMS Honorary Member1956


Other Web sites
  1. University of Heidelberg (In German)
  1. Mathematical Genealogy Project

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