Eberhard Hopf, Date of Birth, Place of Birth, Date of Death


Eberhard Hopf

German mathematician

Date of Birth: 17-Apr-1902

Place of Birth: Salzburg

Date of Death: 24-Jul-1983

Profession: astronomer, mathematician, university teacher, topologist

Nationality: United States, Austria, Germany

Zodiac Sign: Aries

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About Eberhard Hopf

  • Eberhard Frederich Ferdinand Hopf (April 17, 1902 in Salzburg, Austria-Hungary – July 24, 1983 in Bloomington, Indiana) was a mathematician and astronomer, one of the founding fathers of ergodic theory and a pioneer of bifurcation theory who also made significant contributions to the subjects of partial differential equations and integral equations, fluid dynamics, and differential geometry.
  • The Hopf maximum principle is an early result of his (1927) that is one of the most important techniques in the theory of elliptic partial differential equations.

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