Hermann Schubert

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Hermann Schubert
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Hermann Cäsar Hannibal Schubert
Born (1848-05-22)22 May 1848
Potsdam, Brandenburg, Prussia
Died 20 July 1911(1911-07-20) (aged 63)
Hamburg, Germany
Residence Germany
Nationality German
Alma mater Universität Berlin
Known for Enumerative geometry
Schubert calculus
Scientific career
Fields Mathematician
Institutions Realgymnasium Andreanum

Hermann Cäsar Hannibal Schubert (22 May 1848 – 20 July 1911)[1] was a German mathematician.

Schubert was one of the leading developers of enumerative geometry, which considers those parts of algebraic geometry that involve a finite number of solutions. In 1874, Schubert won a prize for solving a question posed by Zeuthen. Schubert calculus was named after him.

Schubert tutored Adolf Hurwitz at the Realgymnasium Andreanum in Hildesheim, Hanover, and arranged for Hurwitz to study under Felix Klein at University.

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  • Werner Burau and Bodo Renschuch, "Ergänzungen zur Biographie von Hermann Schubert," (Complements to the biography of Hermann Schubert,) Mitt. Math. Ges. Hamb. 13, pp. 63–65 (1993), ISSN 0340-4358.

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