Georg Hamel

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Georg Hamel
Born 12 September 1877
Died 4 October 1954 (1954-10-05) (aged 77)
Known for

Jeffery–Hamel flow

Hamel basis
Scientific career
Institutions Technical University of Berlin
Thesis On the geometries in which the degrees are the shortest (1901)
Doctoral advisor David Hilbert
Doctoral students Michael Sadowsky
Wilhelm Cauer
Richard von Mises

Georg Karl Wilhelm Hamel (12 September 1877 – 4 October 1954) was a German mathematician with interests in mechanics, the foundations of mathematics and function theory.[1]


Hamel was born in Düren, Rhenish Prussia. He studied at Aachen, Berlin, Göttingen, and Karlsruhe. His doctoral adviser was David Hilbert.[2] He taught at Brünn in 1905, Aachen in 1912, and at the Technical University of Berlin in 1919. In 1927, Hamel studied the size of the key space for the Kryha encryption device. He was an Invited Speaker of the ICM in 1932 at Zurich and in 1936 at Oslo.[3] He was the author of several important treatises on mechanics. He became a member of the Prussian Academy of Sciences in 1938 and the Bavarian Academy of Sciences in 1953. He died in Landshut, Bavaria.

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  1. ^ O'Connor, John J.; Robertson, Edmund F., "Georg Hamel", MacTutor History of Mathematics archive, University of St Andrews .
  2. ^ Georg Hamel at the Mathematics Genealogy Project
  3. ^ Hamel, Georg. "Räumliche Strahlen mit konstanter Geschwindigkeit" (PDF). In: Comptes Rendus du Congrès International des Mathématiciens, Oslo, 1936. vol. 2. pp. 261–262. 
  4. ^ Longley, W. R. (1938). "Review of Integralgleichungen by G. Hamel" (PDF). Bull. Amer. Math. Soc. 44 (5): 315–316. doi:10.1090/s0002-9904-1938-06726-2. 
  5. ^ Prager, W. (1951). "Review of Theoretische Mechanik by G. Hamel" (PDF). Bull. Amer. Math. Soc. 57 (2): 159–160. doi:10.1090/s0002-9904-1951-09492-6.