Jörg Bewersdorff

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Jörg Bewersdorff (2006)

Jörg Bewersdorff (born 1 February 1958 in Neuwied)[1] is a German mathematician who is working as mathematics writer and game designer.[2]

Life and work[edit]

After obtaining his Abitur from the Werner-Heisenberg-Gymnasium in Neuwied[3] Bewersdorff studied mathematics from 1975 to 1982 at the University of Bonn.[4] In 1982 he submitted his diploma in mathematics in Bonn[4] and in 1985 he received his doctorate there under the supervision of Günter Harder[5] (A Lefschetz fixed point formula for Hecke operators).[6]

In 1985 Bewersdorff started a career as game designer.[1] Since 1998[4] he is general manager of subsidiaries of the Gauselmann AG.[1][7][8] Bewersdorff is author of three mathematical textbooks dealing with probability theory, mathematics of gambling, game theory, combinatorial game theory, Galois theory and mathematical statistics. Two of them were translated into English. Bewersdorff's books are undergraduate level books. Their goal is to explain applications and what is going on behind the formalism.[9][10]



  1. ^ a b c "Jörg Bewersdorff". Games & business (6): 74. 2003. ISSN 1619-0564. 
  2. ^ Bewersdorff, Jörg (1998). "Berufsbild: Spieldesigner". Mitteilungen der DMV 6 (3): 60–61. Retrieved 2012-10-04. 
  3. ^ Jörg Bewersdorff, stayfriends.de, retrieved 2013-01-02 
  4. ^ a b c Hirsch, Ulrich; Dueck, Gunter (2003), Management by Mathematics, p. 83, ISBN 3528031875 
  5. ^ Jörg Bewersdorff at the Mathematics Genealogy Project
  6. ^ Review in Zentralblatt MATH
  7. ^ Mega-Spielgeräte, Impressum, retrieved 2012-10-04 
  8. ^ GeWeTe, Impressum, retrieved 2012-10-04 
  9. ^ "Jörg Bewersdorff und die Algebra". Retrieved 2012-10-04. 
  10. ^ Chris Linton (2012). "Editorial". Mathematics Today 48 (6): 242–243. ISSN 1361-2042. 

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