Edmund Hlawka

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Edmund Hlawka
Edmund Hlawka 2003.jpg
Born (1916-11-05)November 5, 1916
Bruck an der Mur, Styria, Austria
Died February 19, 2009(2009-02-19) (aged 92)
Residence Austria
Fields Mathematics
Institutions Universität Wien
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.[1][2]

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.

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  1. ^ Acclaimed Austrian mathematician Hlawka dies at 92
  2. ^ In memoriam Edmund Hlawka (1916–2009) (in German)
  3. ^ "Reply to a parliamentary question" (PDF) (in German). p. 147. Retrieved 16 November 2012. 
  4. ^ "Reply to a parliamentary question" (PDF) (in German). p. 1779. Retrieved 16 November 2012. 
  5. ^ "Reply to a parliamentary question" (PDF) (in German). p. 804. Retrieved 16 November 2012. 

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