Hendrik Kloosterman

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Hendrik Kloosterman
Born (1900-04-09)9 April 1900
Rottevalle, Friesland
Died 6 May 1968(1968-05-06) (aged 68)
Nationality Dutch
Fields Mathematics
Institutions Universiteit Leiden
Alma mater Universiteit Leiden
Doctoral advisor Jan Cornelis Kluyver
Doctoral students Jacob Korevaar
Jakob Murre
T. A. Springer
Fred van der Blij

Hendrik Douwe Kloosterman (9 April 1900 – 6 May 1968) was a Dutch mathematician, known for his work in number theory (in particular, for introducing Kloosterman sums) and in representation theory.[1][2]

After completing his master's degree in Leiden from 1918–1922 he studied in Copenhagen with Harald Bohr and in Oxford with G. H. Hardy. In 1924 he received his PhD in Leiden under supervision of J. C. Kluyver. From 1926 to 1928 he studied in Göttingen and Hamburg, and he was assistant in Münster from 1928-1930. Kloosterman was appointed lector (associate professorship) in Leiden in 1930 and full professor in 1947. In 1950 he was elected a member of the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences.[2][3]


  1. ^ O'Connor, John J.; Robertson, Edmund F., "Hendrik Douwe Kloosterman", MacTutor History of Mathematics archive, University of St Andrews .
  2. ^ a b Springer, T.A. (2000). "H. D. Kloosterman and his work". Notices Amer. Math. Soc. 47 (8): 862–867. MR 1776104. 
  3. ^ "Hendrik Douwe Kloosterman (1900 - 1968)" (in Dutch). Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences. Retrieved 16 July 2015. 

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