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Mathematics educator

Friedrich Ernst Peter Hirzebruch, German mathematics educator. Recipient Wolf prize in mathematics Wolf Foundation, Israel, 1988, Lobachevskij prize, 1990, City of Paris medal, 1992, Seki Gold medal Japan Mathematics Society, 1996, Cothenius Gold medal Leopoldina, 1997, Lomonosov Gold medal Russian Academy of Sciences, 1997, Albert Einstein medal, Bern, 1999, Krupp-Wissenschafts prize, 2000.

Background

Hirzebruch, Friedrich Ernst Peter was born on October 17, 1927 in Hamm, Germany. Son of Fritz and Martha (Holtschmit) Hirzebruch.

Education

Student, University Münster, Germany, 1945—1950. Student, Eidgenössische Technische Hochschule, Switzerland, 1949—1950. Doctor (honorary), University Coventry, 1980.

Doctor (honorary), University Göttingen, 1982. Doctor (honorary), University Oxford, 1984. Doctor (honorary), University Wuppertal, 1987.

Doctor (honorary), University Notre Dame, 1989. Doctor (honorary), Trinity College, Dublin, 1992. Doctor (honorary), University Athens, 1993.

Doctor (honorary), University Potsdam, 1995. Doctor (honorary), University Konstanz, 1999. Doctor (honorary), University Berlin, 2000.

Doctor (honorary), Bar Ilan University, Israel, 2001. Doctor (honorary), University Oslo, 2002. Doctor (honorary), University Illinois at Chicago, 2003.

Doctor (honorary), Romanian Academy, 2006. Doctor (honorary), University Augsburg, 2007.

Career

Assistant University Erlangen, Germany, 1950-1952. Member Institute Advanced Study, Princeton, New Jersey, 1952-1954. Assistant professor Princeton University, 1955-1956.

Stipendiat, dozent University Münster, 1954-1955. Professor mathematics University Bonn, 1956-1993, professor emeritus, since 1993. Dean University Bonn, 1962-1964.

Director Max-Planck-Institute für Mathematics Bonn, 1980-1995.

Works

Membership

Member German Mathematics Society, American Mathematics Society, French Mathematics Society, Akademie Leopoldina, Akademie Heidelberg, Akademie Mainz, Niederländische Akademie, Rheinisch-Westfälische Akademie, European Academy Arts, Sciences and Humanities, Bayerische Akademie, Finnish Academy, National Academy of Sciences United States of America, Academy Arts & Sciences, United States of America, Akademia Europaea, Academy of Sciences Russia, Académie Sciences Paris, Royal Irish Academy, Order Pour le Mérite, Ucrainian Academy, Berlin-Brandenburg Akademie, Akademie Göttingen, Sächsische Akademie, Royal Society, Polish Academy of Sciences (Stefan Banach medal 1999), Österreichische Akademie.

Connections

Married Ingeborg Maria Spitzley, August 8, 1952. Children: Ulrike, Barbara, Michael.

father:
Fritz Hirzebruch

mother:
Martha (Holtschmit) Hirzebruch

spouse:
Ingeborg Maria Spitzley

child:
Barbara Hirzebruch

child:
Michael Hirzebruch

child:
Ulrike Hirzebruch