## 1864 – Minkowski – bio

Hermann Minkowski was born in Lithuania in 1864 and was a mathematician who also did work in mathematical physics and relativity. “Minkowski Space” is a manifold constructed with three space-like dimensions and one time-like dimension to create the four dimensional spacetime continuum associated with relativity theory. When he taught at a science and technology university in Zurich, one of his students was Albert Einstein.

PRECURSOR:

**-0325 – Euclid**

**1642 – Newton**

**1826 – Riemann**

**1831 – Maxwell**

CONCURRENT:

**1854 – Poincare**

**1853 – Lorentz**

**1862 – Hilbert**

**1879 – Einstein**

Fitzgerald

SUBSEQUENT:

**1882 – Noether**