References for Hermann Minkowski

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  1. J Dieudonne, J M Bliss, Biography in Dictionary of Scientific Biography (New York 1970-1990).
  2. Biography in Encyclopaedia Britannica.


  1. H Hancock, Development of the Minkowski Geometry of Numbers (New York, 1939).
  2. F W Lanchester, Relativity : an elementary explanation of the space-time relations as established by Minkowski, and a discusson of gravitational theory based thereon (London, 1935).


  1. W Benz, Lorentz-Minkowski geometry, De Sitter's world and Einstein's cylinder universe, in Charlemagne and his heritage. 1200 years of civilization and science in Europe, Aachen, 1995 2 (Brepols, Turnhout, 1998), 197-212.
  2. L Corry, Hermann Minkowski and the postulate of relativity, Arch. Hist. Exact Sci. 51 (4) (1997), 273-314.
  3. L Corry, The influence of David Hilbert and Hermann Minkowski on Einstein's views over the interrelation between physics and mathematics, Endeavor 22 (3) (1998), 95-97.
  4. S U Eminger, C F Geiser and R Rudio: the men behind the First International Congress of Mathematicians St Andrews PhD thesis (2014) 123-130.
  5. S Kersten, Zu einigen weltanschaulich- philosophischen Ansichten Hermann Minkowskis, Wiss. Z. Pädagog. Hochsch. 'Karl Liebknecht' Potsdam 21 (1) (1977), part 2, 149-158.
  6. L Pyenson, Hermann Minkowski and Einstein's Special Theory of Relativity : With an appendix of Minkowski's 'Funktiontheorie' manuscript, Arch. History Exact Sci. 17 (1) (1977), 71-95.
  7. M F Ranada, David Hilbert, Hermann Minkowski, the axiomatization of physics and the Sixth Problem (Spanish), Gac. R. Soc. Mat. Esp. 6 (3) (2003), 641-664.
  8. J Schwermer, Räumliche Anschauung und Minima positiv definiter quadratischer Formen. Zur Habilitation von Hermann Minkowski 1887 in Bonn, Jahresber. Deutsch. Math.-Verein. 93 (2) (1991), 49-105.
  9. J-P Serre, Smith, Minkowski et l'Académie des Sciences, Gaz. Math. 56 (1993), 3-9.
  10. W Strobl, Aus den wissenschaftlichen Anfängen Hermann Minkowskis, Historia Mathematica 12 (2) (1985), 142-156.
  11. T M Tonietti, Arithmetic and Arithmetisierung : Felix Klein and Hermann Minkowski (Italian), in Epistemology of mathematics. 1992-1993 Seminars, Siena/Bologna/Pavia (CNR, Rome, 1994), 189-214.
  12. H J Zassenhaus, On the Minkowski- Hilbert dialogue on mathematization, Canad. Math. Bull. 18 (3) (1975), 443-461.

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