Heinrich Scherk

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Heinrich Scherk
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Heinrich Ferdinand Scherk
Born (1798-10-27)27 October 1798
Posen, Kingdom of Prussia
Died 4 October 1885(1885-10-04) (aged 86)
Bremen, German Empire
Residence German Empire (at death)
Nationality German
Fields Mathematician
Institutions

Universität Halle-Wittenberg

Universität zu Kiel
Alma mater Universität Berlin
Doctoral advisor Friedrich Bessel
Heinrich Wilhelm Brandes
Doctoral students Ernst Kummer
Known for Distribution of prime numbers
Scherk surface

Heinrich Ferdinand Scherk (27 October 1798 – 4 October 1885) was a German mathematician notable for his work on minimal surfaces and the distribution of prime numbers. He is also notable as the doctoral advisor of Ernst Kummer.

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