Friedrich Schottky

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Friedrich Schottky
Born Friedrich Hermann Schottky
(1851-07-24)24 July 1851
Breslau, Silesia Province
Died 12 August 1935(1935-08-12) (aged 84)
Berlin, Germany
Nationality German
Known for Schottky problem
Scientific career
Fields Mathematics
Academic advisors Karl Weierstrass
Hermann von Helmholtz
Notable students Heinrich Jung
Arthur Hamburger
Paul Koebe
Konrad Knopp
Erich Brehm
Walter Schnee
Leon Lichtenstein
Chaim Müntz
Robert Jentzsch
Erich Stiemke
Heinrich Zurkuhlen

Friedrich Hermann Schottky (24 July 1851 – 12 August 1935) was a German mathematician who worked on elliptic, abelian, and theta functions and introduced Schottky groups and Schottky's theorem. He was born in Breslau, Germany (now Wrocław, Poland) and died in Berlin.

He is also the father of Walter H. Schottky, the German physicist and inventor of a variety of semiconductor concepts.

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