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# Gustav Herglotz

Gustav Herglotz (2 February 1881 – 22 March 1953) was a German mathematician. He is best known for his works in seismology.

Herglotz was born in what is now Volary.

He started his studies at the Vienna University, but soon moved to the Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich, where he became a student of Ludwig Boltzmann. He later completed his habilitation thesis at the University of Göttingen with Felix Klein. He subsequently worked at the University of Leipzig. Emil Artin was among his students.

External links

* Gustav Herglotz at the Mathematics Genealogy Project

* O'Connor, John J.; Robertson, Edmund F., "Gustav Herglotz", MacTutor History of Mathematics archive, University of St Andrews, http://www-history.mcs.st-andrews.ac.uk/Biographies/Herglotz.html .

* Herglotz, Gustav (1881-1953) at the MathWorld

* Gustav Herglotz by Joachim Ritter and Sebastian Rost

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