Contents 1 Personal life and family 2 Education and career 3 Work on relativity 4 Publications 5 See also 6 Notes 7 External links Personal life and family[edit]
Since my student years Minkowski was my best, most dependable friend who supported me with all the depth and loyalty that was so characteristic of him. Our science, which we loved above all else, brought us together; it seemed to us a garden full of flowers. In it, we enjoyed looking for hidden pathways and discovered many a new perspective that appealed to our sense of beauty, and when one of us showed it to the other and we marveled over it together, our joy was complete. He was for me a rare gift from heaven and I must be grateful to have possessed that gift for so long. Now death has suddenly torn him from our midst. However, what death cannot take away is his noble image in our hearts and the knowledge that his spirit continues to be active in us. The main-belt asteroid
Minkowski in 1883, at the time of being awarded the Mathematics Prize of the French Academy of Sciences Minkowski was educated in
"The views of space and time which I wish to lay before you have sprung from the soil of experimental physics, and therein lies their strength. They are radical. Henceforth space by itself, and time by itself, are doomed to fade away into mere shadows, and only a kind of union of the two will preserve an independent reality." Notice of Minkowski's death was communicated to the Quaternion Society in 1910 by its President, Alexander Macfarlane, who had explored hyperbolic quaternions as the "Algebra of Space": He devoted what proved to be the last years of his life to the
scientific statement of fundamental equations of electrodynamics, a
work which he accomplished by development of the Algebra of Space, or
as he would prefer to call it, the Algebra of
Einstein at first viewed Minkowski's treatment as a mere mathematical trick, before eventually realizing that a geometrical view of space–time would be necessary in order to complete his own later work in general relativity (1915).[19] Publications[edit] Relativity papers Minkowski, Hermann (1915) [1907]. "Das Relativitätsprinzip". Annalen der Physik. 352 (15): 927–938. Bibcode:1915AnP...352..927M. doi:10.1002/andp.19153521505. Minkowski, Hermann (1908). "Die Grundgleichungen für die elektromagnetischen Vorgänge in bewegten Körpern". Nachrichten von der Gesellschaft der Wissenschaften zu Göttingen, Mathematisch-Physikalische Klasse: 53–111. English translation: "The Fundamental Equations for Electromagnetic Processes in Moving Bodies." In: The Principle of Relativity (1920), Calcutta: University Press, 1–69 Minkowski, Hermann (1909). "Raum und Zeit". Jahresbericht der Deutschen Mathematiker-Vereinigung: 75–88. Various English translations on Wikisource: "
H. A. Lorentz, Albert Einstein, Hermann Minkowski, and Hermann Weyl, 1952. The Principle of Relativity: A Collection of Original Memoirs. Dover. Diophantine approximations Minkowski, Hermann (1907). Diophantische Approximationen: Eine Einführung in die Zahlentheorie. Leipzig-Berlin: R. G. Teubner. Retrieved 2016-02-28. [20] Mathematical papers (posthumous) Minkowski, Hermann (1910). "Geometrie der Zahlen". Leipzig-Berlin: R. G. Teubner. MR 0249269. Retrieved 2016-02-28. [21] Minkowski, Hermann (1911). Gesammelte Abhandlungen 2 vols. Leipzig-Berlin: R. G. Teubner. Retrieved 2016-02-28. [22] Reprinted in one volume New York, Chelsea 1967 See also[edit] Abraham–Minkowski controversy
Brunn–Minkowski theorem
Hasse–Minkowski theorem
Minkowski addition
Minkowski content
Minkowski (crater)
Minkowski diagram
Minkowski functional
Minkowski inequality
Minkowski problem
Minkowski space
Minkowski's bound
Minkowski's question mark function
Notes[edit] ^ "Minkowski". Random House Webster's Unabridged Dictionary.
^ А. И. Хаеш «Коробочное
делопроизводство как источник
сведений о жизни еврейских обществ и
их персональном составе»: 1873 г.
«...купец Левин Минковский подарил
молитвенному обществу при Ковенском
казённом еврейском училище начатую
им... постройкой молитвенную школу
вместе с плацем, с тем, чтобы общество
это озаботилась окончанием таковой
постройки. Общество, располагая
средствами добровольных
пожертвований, возвело уже это здание
под крышу, но затем средства сии
истощились...»
^ "Kaunas: dates and facts. Electronic directory".
^ "Box-Tax Paperwork Records". Archived from the original on January
8, 2015. Kovno. In 1873 the merchant kupez, Levin Minkovsky, gave (as
a gift) to the prayer association of the Kovno state Jewish school a
lot with an ongoing construction of a prayer school that (the
construction) he had started so that the association would take care
of completing the construction. The association, having some funds
from voluntary contributions, had built the structure up to the roof,
but then, ran out of money
^ "Minkowski biography".
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