Karl Sigmund
Karl Sigmund (born July 26, 1945 in Gars am Kamp ) is an Austrian mathematician .
Life
Sigmund attended the Lycée Français de Vienne and from 1963 studied mathematics at the University of Vienna , where he received his doctorate in 1968 under Leopold Butterer . As a post-doc he was at the University of Manchester in 1968/69, at the Institut des Hautes Études Scientifiques (IHES) near Paris in 1969/70 , and at the Hebrew University in Jerusalem in 1970/71 . From 1972 he was at the University of Vienna, where he completed his habilitation in 1972, and the Austrian Academy of Sciences. In 1973 he was briefly professor at the University of Göttingen and from 1974 full professor at the University of Vienna, where he was head of the Mathematical Institute from 1983 to 1985. Since 1984 he has also been at the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis ( IIASA ) in Laxenburg .
Sigmund initially dealt with dynamic systems and ergodic theory and from around 1977 with mathematical questions of biology (ecology, population genetics) and chemical kinetics, partly in collaboration with Peter Schuster (at that time, among other things, on the hypercycles theory of Manfred Eigen ). He then especially developed the evolutionary game theory , the roots of which go back to Ronald Fisher (1930) and RC Lewontin (1961) and which was promoted in the 1970s primarily by the biologist John Maynard Smith .
From 1995 to 1997 he was Vice President and 1997 to 2001 President of the Austrian Mathematical Society . From 1991 to 2001 he published the monthly booklet for mathematics. In 1998 he gave a plenary lecture at the International Congress of Mathematicians (ICM) in Berlin (The population dynamics of conflict and cooperation). Since 1996 he has been a corresponding and since 1999 a real member of the mathematical and natural science class of the Austrian Academy of Sciences and since 2003 a member of the Leopoldina and vice-president of the Fund for the Promotion of Scientific Research (FWF) .
In 2003 Sigmund gave the Gauss lecture at the DMV .
He also devoted himself to the history of mathematics and in particular to the Vienna Circle . He was co-editor of the bequests and the collected works of Hans Hahn and Karl Menger and head of an exhibition on the emigration of Austrian mathematicians before the Anschluss and on Kurt Gödel , about whom he also wrote a book.
Karl Sigmund has been married to the historian and author Anna Maria Sigmund since 1974 and has one son.
Awards
- 2006 Austrian of the year in the research category
- 2010 City of Vienna Prize for Natural Sciences
- 2010 Honorary Doctorate from Helsinki University
- 2011 Blaise Pascal Medal in Mathematics
- 2011 Science Award of the State of Lower Austria
- 2016 Science Book of the Year in the Science / Technology category for you was the name of the Vienna Circle
Fonts
- with Manfred Denker , Christian Grillenberger : Ergodic Theory on Compact Spaces. Springer, 1976 ( Lecture Notes in Mathematics. Vol. 527).
- with Josef Hofbauer : Theory of Evolution and Dynamic Systems. Parey, 1984 (English edition: Dynamical Systems and the theory of Evolution. Cambridge University Press, 1990).
- Game plans - chance, chaos and strategies of evolution. Droemer / Knaur 1997, ISBN 3-426-77270-1 (English: Games of Life. Oxford University Press 1994).
- with J. Hofbauer Evolutionary Games and Population Dynamics. Cambridge University Press, 1998.
- Musil , Perutz , Broch . In: Communications DMV. 1999, issue 2 ( French translation in Gazette des Mathematiciens. 2000, PDF file)
- with J. Hofbauer Evolutionary Game Dynamics. In: Bulletin AMS. Vol. 40, 2003, pp. 479-519.
- with John W. Dawson , K. Mühlberger: Kurt Gödel - The Album. Vieweg 2006.
- with John W. Dawson Gödel's Vienna. In: Mathematical Intelligencer. 2006, No. 3.
- The calculus of selfishness. Princeton University Press, 2010.
- They called themselves Der Wiener Kreis : Precise thinking on the verge of doom. Springer Spectrum, 2015, ISBN 978-3-658-08534-6 .
- They called themselves Der Wiener Kreis: Precise thinking on the verge of doom. Springer Spectrum, 2018, ISBN 978-3-658-18021-8 .
Web links
- Literature by and about Karl Sigmund in the catalog of the German National Library
- Homepage on the website of the University of Vienna
- Karl Sigmund in the Mathematics Genealogy Project (English)
- Peter Illetschko: Mathematician Karl Sigmund: A man of formulas and insights. The October 29, 2015 standard .
Individual evidence
- ↑ Member entry of Karl Sigmund (with picture) at the German Academy of Natural Scientists Leopoldina , accessed on July 22, 2016.
- ↑ Archived copy ( Memento from August 28, 2012 in the Internet Archive )
- ↑ Archived copy ( Memento from December 20, 2010 in the Internet Archive )
- ↑ http://www.helsinki.fi/filtdkpromootio2010/Honorary%20Doctors.pdf
- ↑ derStandard.at - Austrian authors triumph in science books of the year . Article from January 29, 2016, accessed on January 29, 2016.
personal data | |
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SURNAME | Sigmund, Karl |
BRIEF DESCRIPTION | Austrian mathematician |
DATE OF BIRTH | July 26, 1945 |
PLACE OF BIRTH | Gars am Kamp |