Ernst Holder

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Ernst Hölder, 1930 in Jena

Ernst Hölder (born April 2, 1901 in Leipzig ; † June 30, 1990 in Mainz ) was a German mathematician.


The son of the Leipzig mathematician Otto Hölder received his education at the Königin-Carola-Gymnasium , which he left in 1920 with the school leaving certificate. He then studied at the University of Leipzig and received his doctorate here in 1926 under Leon Lichtenstein with the dissertation of equilibrium figures of rotating liquids with surface tension as a Dr. rer. nat. He then worked as an assistant, from 1929 as a private lecturer at the Mathematical Institute in Leipzig. From 1939 to 1945 he worked at the Aviation Research Institute in Braunschweig. From 1946 to 1957 he was director of the Mathematical Institute at the University of Leipzig. Then he accepted a position at the University of Mainz .


Hölder mainly worked in the field of mathematical physics. In Leipzig he continued the Lichtenstein School.


Hölder was a member of the Saxon Academy of Sciences from 1948 and of the German Academy of Sciences Leopoldina from 1952 . In 1955 he was elected a full member of what was then the German Academy of Sciences in Berlin .


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  1. ^ Johann Hauptmann: Alphabetical index of former Carolaner , in: Twenty-five anniversary of the Queen Carola high school in Leipzig 1927 , Leipzig 1927, p. 25