November 5, 1916|
Bruck an der Mur, Styria, Austria
|Died||February 19, 2009
Technische Universität Wien
|Alma mater||Universität Wien|
|Doctoral advisor||Nikolaus Hofreiter|
|Doctoral students||Wolfgang M. Schmidt|
|Known for||Minkowski–Hlawka theorem|
Edmund Hlawka (November 5, 1916, Bruck an der Mur, Styria – February 19, 2009) was an Austrian mathematician. He was a leading number theorist. Hlawka did most of his work at the Vienna University of Technology. He was also a visiting professor at Princeton University and the Sorbonne. Hlawka died on February 19, 2009 in Vienna.
Hlawka studied at the University of Vienna from 1934 to 1938, when he gained his doctorate. Among his PhD students was Walter Knödel who became one of the first German computer science professors. Hlawka was awarded the Decoration for Services to the Republic of Austria in 2007.
Honours and awards
- Decoration for Science and Art (Austria, 1963)
- City of Vienna Prize for the Humanities (1969)
- Decoration for Services to the Republic of Austria, Grand Decoration of Honour in Gold with Star (2007); Grand Decoration of Honour in Gold (1987)
- Joseph Johann Ritter von Prechtl Medal (1989)
- Erwin Schrödinger Prize
- Minkowski–Hlawka theorem
- Koksma–Hlawka inequality
- 10763 Hlawka, an asteroid named after Edmund Hlawka
- Acclaimed Austrian mathematician Hlawka dies at 92
- In memoriam Edmund Hlawka (1916–2009) (in German)
- "Reply to a parliamentary question" (pdf) (in German). p. 147. Retrieved 16 November 2012.
- "Reply to a parliamentary question" (pdf) (in German). p. 1779. Retrieved 16 November 2012.
- "Reply to a parliamentary question" (pdf) (in German). p. 804. Retrieved 16 November 2012.
- Schmidt, Wolfgang M. (2009). "Edmund Hlawka (1916–2009)". Acta Arithmetica 139: 303–320. doi:10.4064/aa139-4-1.
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