Olaus Henrici

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Olaus Henrici
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Olaus Henrici (year unknown)
Born (1840-03-09)9 March 1840
Meldorf, Duchy of Holstein
Died 10 August 1918(1918-08-10) (aged 78)
Chandler's Ford, England
Residence United Kingdom
Nationality Germany
Institutions University College London, Central Technical College
Alma mater Ruprecht-Karls-University Heidelberg
Doctoral advisor Otto Hesse
Other academic advisors Karl Weierstrass, Leopold Kronecker
Notable students G. B. Mathews
Raphael Weldon
Notable awards Fellow of the Royal Society

Olaus Magnus Friedrich Erdmann Henrici, FRS (9 March 1840, Meldorf, Duchy of Holstein – 10 August 1918, Chandler's Ford, Hampshire, England) was a German mathematician.

Henrici attained his Dr. phil. degree on 6 June 1863 at University of Heidelberg. He was from 1865 to 1866 docent of mathematics and physics at the University of Kiel. On 4 June 1870 he became a professor of mathematics at University College London (UCL) and in March 1884 at the Royal College of Science in London. Henrici was President of the London Mathematical Society from 1882 to 1884.

Henrici was impressed by the work of Robert Stawell Ball in screw theory as presented in a German textbook by Gravelius.[1] In 1890 Henrici wrote a book review for Nature outlining the program of the theory.[2]



  1. ^ Harry Gravelius (1889) Theoretische Mechanik starrer Systeme auf Grund der Methoden und Arbeiten und mit einem Vorworte von Sir Robert Ball, Royal Astronomer of Ireland. Berlin: Georg Reimer
  2. ^ O. Henrici (1890) "Theory of Screws", Nature 42:127–32 (#1075)

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