Adolf Piltz

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Adolf Piltz
Born (1855-12-08)8 December 1855
Ilmenau, Saxe-Weimar-Eisenach
Died 1940
Großheringen, Thuringia
Nationality German
Fields Mathematics
Institutions University of Jena
Alma mater University of Berlin
University of Jena
Theses
Doctoral advisor Ernst Kummer
Karl Weierstrass
Carl Johannes Thomae
In Piltz's habilitation thesis (1884) the generalized Riemann hypothesis is mentioned.

Adolf Piltz (8 December 1855[1] – 1940) was a German mathematician who contributed to number theory. Piltz was arguably the first to formulate a generalized Riemann hypothesis, in 1884.[2]

Publications[edit]

  • Piltz, Adolf. Über die Häufigkeit der Primzahlen in Arithmetischen Progressionen und über Verwandte Gesetze. Neuenhahn, Jena, 1884. 48 pp. (online)

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Dozenten-Album der Universität Jena: 1858 bis 1908. Neuenhahn. 1908. p. 25. 
  2. ^ Davenport, p. 124.

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Further reading[edit]

  • Steinbach, Matthias (2008). "‘…durch jahrelange Versumpfung jeglichen Halt verloren…’, Adolf Piltz (1855–1940)". In Steinbach, M.; Ploenus, M. Ketzer, Käuze, Querulanten. Außenseiter im universitären Milieu (in German). Jena: Verlag Dr. Bussert & Stadeler. pp. 198–212. ISBN 9783932906848. 

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