Jörg Bewersdorff

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Jörg Bewersdorff (2006)

Jörg Bewersdorff (born 1 February 1958 in Neuwied)[1] is a German mathematician who is working as mathematics writer and game designer.[2][3]

Life and work[edit]

After obtaining his Abitur from the Werner-Heisenberg-Gymnasium in Neuwied[4] Bewersdorff studied mathematics from 1975 to 1982 at the University of Bonn.[5] In 1982 he submitted his diploma in mathematics in Bonn[5] and in 1985 he received his doctorate there under the supervision of Günter Harder[6] (A Lefschetz fixed point formula for Hecke operators).[7]

In 1985 Bewersdorff started a career as game designer.[1] Since 1998[5] he is general manager of subsidiaries of the Gauselmann AG.[1][8][9] Bewersdorff is author of four textbooks dealing with probability theory, mathematics of gambling, game theory, combinatorial game theory, Galois theory, mathematical statistics, JavaScript and object-oriented programming. Two of them were translated into English. One book was translated also to Korean.[10] Bewersdorff's books are undergraduate level books. Their goal is to explain applications and what is going on behind the formalism.[11][12]


  • Luck, logic and white lies: the mathematics of games, A K Peters 2005, 2nd edition 2021, ISBN 978-1-00309-287-2, doi:10.1201/9781003092872, translation of Glück, Logik und Bluff: Mathematik im Spiel - Methoden, Ergebnisse und Grenzen, ISBN 978-3-658-21764-8, doi:10.1007/978-3-658-21765-5.
  • Galois theory for beginners - a historical perspective, American Mathematical Society 2006, 2nd edition 2021, ISBN 978-1-4704-6500-1, doi:10.1090/stml/095, translation of Algebra für Einsteiger: von der Gleichungsauflösung zur Galoistheorie, ISBN 978-3-658-26151-1, doi:10.1007/978-3-658-26152-8.
  • Statistik – wie und warum sie funktioniert. Ein mathematisches Lesebuch, ISBN 978-3834817532, doi:10.1007/978-3-8348-8264-6.
  • Objektorientierte Programmierung mit JavaScript: Direktstart für Einsteiger, ISBN 978-3-658-21076-2, doi:10.1007/978-3-658-21077-9.


  1. ^ a b c "Jörg Bewersdorff". Games & business (6): 74. 2003. ISSN 1619-0564.
  2. ^ Bewersdorff, Jörg (1998). "Berufsbild: Spieldesigner". Mitteilungen der DMV. 6 (3): 60–61. doi:10.1515/dmvm-1998-0318. Retrieved 2012-10-04.
  3. ^ Games makers worldwide. The business year for the Gauselmann Group 2014 (PDF), pp. 56–59, archived from the original (PDF) on 2016-05-13, retrieved 2018-06-14
  4. ^ Werner-Heisenberg-Gymnasium. Alumni, retrieved 2018-06-14
  5. ^ a b c Hirsch, Ulrich; Dueck, Gunter (2003), Management by Mathematics, p. 83, doi:10.1007/978-3-322-90788-2_10, ISBN 3528031875
  6. ^ Jörg Bewersdorff at the Mathematics Genealogy Project
  7. ^ Review in Zentralblatt MATH
  8. ^ Mega-Spielgeräte, Kurze Firmengeschichte, retrieved 2016-04-06
  9. ^ GeWeTe, Impressum, retrieved 2012-10-04
  10. ^ "Catalog of National Library of Korea". Archived from the original on 2018-03-03. Retrieved 2017-04-17.
  11. ^ "Jörg Bewersdorff und die Algebra". Archived from the original on 2017-01-07. Retrieved 2012-10-04.
  12. ^ Chris Linton (2012). "Editorial" (PDF). Mathematics Today. 48 (6): 242–243. ISSN 1361-2042. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2013-03-29.

External links[edit]

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