Karl Zsigmondy

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Karl Zsigmondy
Born 27 March 1867
Vienna, Austro-Hungarian Empire
Died 14 October 1925(1925-10-14) (aged 58)
Vienna, Austria
Residence Austria
Nationality Austro-Hungarian Empire, Austria
Fields Mathematics
Institutions University of Vienna
Alma mater University of Vienna
Known for Zsigmondy's theorem

Karl Zsigmondy (Hungarian pronunciation: [ˈʒiɡmondi]) (27 March 1867 – 14 October 1925) was an Austrian mathematician of Hungarian ethnicity. He was a son of Adolf Zsigmondy from Pozsony, Kingdom of Hungary (now Bratislava, Slovakia) and his mother was Irma von Szakmáry of Martonvásár, Kingdom of Hungary.

He studied (1886–1890) and worked (1894–1925) at the University of Vienna. After his PhD, in 1890, he studied at the University of Berlin, University of Göttingen and at the Sorbonne in Paris, but came back to Vienna in 1894. He discovered Zsigmondy's theorem in 1882.

He was the brother of the mountain climber Emil Zsigmondy and the Nobel Laureate chemist Richard Adolf Zsigmondy.

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  • K. Zsigmondy (1892). "Zur Theorie der Potenzreste". Journal Monatshefte für Mathematik. 3 (1): 265–284. doi:10.1007/BF01692444. 
  • Th. Schmid (1927). "Karl Zsigmondy". Jahresbericht der Deutschen Mathematiker-Vereinigung. 36: 167–168. 

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