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

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