Heinrich Scherk

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Heinrich Scherk
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Heinrich Ferdinand Scherk
Born(1798-10-27)27 October 1798
Died4 October 1885(1885-10-04) (aged 86)
ResidenceGerman Empire (at death)
NationalityGerman
Alma materUniversität Berlin
Known forDistribution of prime numbers
Scherk surface
Scientific career
FieldsMathematician
InstitutionsUniversität Halle-Wittenberg
Universität zu Kiel
Doctoral advisorFriedrich Bessel
Heinrich Wilhelm Brandes
Doctoral studentsErnst Kummer

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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