Riemann, (Georg Friedrich) Bernhard

born Sept. 17, 1826, Breselenz, Hanover
died July 20, 1866, Selasca, Italy

German mathematician.

He studied at the Universities of Berlin and Göttingen and later taught principally at Göttingen. His dissertation (1851) was on function theory. He became convinced that mathematical theory could link magnetism, light, gravitation, and electricity and suggested field theories, in which the space surrounding electrical charges may be mathematically described. While continuing to develop unifying mathematical themes in the laws of physics, he created Riemannian geometry (or elliptic geometry), which proved essential to Albert Einstein's model of space-time in relativity theory. Riemann surfaces, Riemann integrals, and Riemann curvature, among other concepts, contributed to the understanding of curves and surfaces, as well as of calculus. With Carl Friedrich Gauss, Riemann helped establish Göttingen's reputation as a world leader in mathematical research. His work widely influenced geometry and analysis.

* * *


Universalium. 2010.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • Riemann,Georg Friedrich Bernhard — Rie·mann (rēʹmən, män ), Georg Friedrich Bernhard. 1826 1866. German mathematician who was a pioneer of non Euclidean geometry and complex analysis. * * * …   Universalium

  • Riemann , (Georg Friedrich) Bernhard — (1826–1866) German mathematician Riemann was born at Breselenz in Germany and, before studying mathematics in earnest, studied theology in preparation for the priesthood at his father s request. Fortunately he was able to persuade his father, a… …   Scientists

  • Riemann, (Georg Friedrich) Bernhard — (17 sep. 1826, Breselenz, Hannover, Alemania–20 jul. 1866, Selasca, Italia). Matemático alemán. Estudió en las universidades de Berlín y de Gotinga; con posterioridad enseñó principalmente en Gotinga. Su disertación (1851) fue en teoría de… …   Enciclopedia Universal

  • Georg Friedrich Bernhard Riemann — Bernhard Riemann Georg Friedrich Bernhard Riemann (* 17. September 1826 in Breselenz bei Dannenberg (Elbe); † 20. Juli 1866 in Selasca bei Verbania am Lago Maggiore) war ein deutscher Mathem …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Georg Friedrich Bernhard Riemann — Bernhard Riemann Pour les articles homonymes, voir Riemann. Bernhard Riemann Bernhard Riemann …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Georg Friedrich Bernhard Riemann — noun pioneer of non Euclidean geometry (1826 1866) • Syn: ↑Riemann, ↑Bernhard Riemann • Derivationally related forms: ↑Riemannian (for: ↑Riemann) • Instance Hypernyms: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • Riemann — (Georg Friedrich) Bernhard …   Scientists

  • Bernhard — Bernhard, Thomas * * * (as used in expressions) Bülow, Bernhard (Heinrich Martin Karl), príncipe von Feininger, Andreas (Bernhard Lyonel) Moltke, Helmuth (Karl Bernhard), conde von Nobel, Alfred (Bernhard) Riemann, (Georg Friedrich) Bernhard …   Enciclopedia Universal

  • Riemann — (Georg Friedrich Bernhard) (1826 1866) mathématicien allemand. Il fit considérablement progresser de nombr. branches des mathématiques. Dans sa géométrie, non euclidienne, les perpendiculaires à une droite Delta concourent en un point S, et la… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Bernhard Riemann — Para otros usos de este término, véase Riemann (desambiguación). Bernhard Riemann Bernhard Riemann, 1863 Nacimiento …   Wikipedia Español

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”

We are using cookies for the best presentation of our site. Continuing to use this site, you agree with this.