Edmund Hlawka

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Edmund Hlawka
Born(1916-11-05)5 November 1916
Died19 February 2009(2009-02-19) (aged 92)
Alma materUniversität Wien
Known forMinkowski–Hlawka theorem
Scientific career
InstitutionsUniversität Wien
Technische Universität Wien
Doctoral advisorNikolaus Hofreiter
Doctoral students

Edmund Hlawka (5 November 1916, Bruck an der Mur, Styria – 19 February 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 19 February 2009 in Vienna.[1][2]

Education and career[edit]

Hlawka studied at the University of Vienna from 1934 to 1938, when he gained his doctorate under Nikolaus Hofreiter. Among his PhD students were Rainer Burkard, later to become president of the Austrian Society for Operations Research, graph theorist Gert Sabidussi, Cole Prize winner Wolfgang M. Schmidt, Walter Knödel who became one of the first German computer science professors, and Hermann Maurer, also a computer scientist. Through these and other students, Hlawka has nearly 1500 academic descendants.[3] 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. ^ Edmund Hlawka at the Mathematics Genealogy Project
  4. ^ "Reply to a parliamentary question" (PDF) (in German). p. 147. Retrieved 16 November 2012.
  5. ^ "Reply to a parliamentary question" (PDF) (in German). p. 1779. Retrieved 16 November 2012.
  6. ^ "Reply to a parliamentary question" (PDF) (in German). p. 804. Retrieved 16 November 2012.
  7. ^ Editor, ÖGV. (2015). Wilhelm Exner Medal. Austrian Trade Association. ÖGV. Austria.