Felix Christian Klein

1849 - 1925

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Felix Klein's synthesis of geometry as the study of the properties of a space that are invariant under a given group of transformations, known as the Erlanger Programm, profoundly influenced mathematical development.
Full MacTutor biography [Version for printing]

List of References (15 books/articles)

Some Quotations (9)

A Poster of Felix Klein

Mathematicians born in the same country

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Additional Material in MacTutor

  1. Felix Klein on intuition
  2. Klein attempts to fill a professorship at Göttingen
  3. Obituary: The Times

Honours awarded to Felix Klein
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LMS Honorary Member1875
Fellow of the Royal Society1885
LMS De Morgan Medal1893
Speaker at International Congress1897
Royal Society Copley Medal1912
DVR Honorary Member1924


Other Web sites
  1. Encyclopaedia Britannica
  2. Munich Germany (A biography in German)
  1. Minnesota (A Klein bottle rotated in 3 and 4 dimensional space)
  2. Mathematical Genealogy Project

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