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Richard Courant

German American mathematician (1888-1972)

1888   -   1972

country of citizenship: Germany, United States of America
language of expression: German, English
educated at: University of Göttingen, University of Wrocław
occupation: mathematician, university teacher
award received: Knight Commander's Cross of the Order of Merit of the Federal Republic of Germany, Fellow of the American Physical Society
student of: David Hilbert

Richard Courant (January 8, 1888 – January 27, 1972) was a German American mathematician. He is best known by the general public for the book What is Mathematics?, co-written with Herbert Robbins.
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