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 Rainer Burkard
Walter Knödel
Hermann Maurer
Harald Niederreiter
Gert Sabidussi
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 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.