Alexander von Brill

Alexander Wilhelm von Brill (20 September 1842 – 18 June 1935)[1]:17 was a German mathematician.

Alexander von Brill
Born(1842-09-20)20 September 1842
Died18 June 1935(1935-06-18) (aged 92)
Alma materUniversity of Giessen
Scientific career
InstitutionsUniversity of Tübingen
Doctoral advisorAlfred Clebsch
Doctoral studentsSebastian Finsterwalder
Max Planck

Born in Darmstadt, Hesse, Brill was educated at the University of Giessen, where he earned his doctorate under supervision of Alfred Clebsch. He held a chair at the University of Tübingen, where Max Planck was among his students. In 1933, he joined the National Socialist Teachers League as one of the first members from Tübingen.[1]:21

The London Science Museum contains sliceform objects prepared by Brill and Felix Klein.

Selected publications

See also


  1. E. Schönhardt (Jan 1936). "Alexander v. Brill". Deutsche Mathematik. 1 (1): 17–22.
  2. Emch, Arnold (1926). "Review: Vorlesungen über ebene algebraische Kurven und Funktionen by Alexander Brill" (PDF). Bull. Amer. Math. Soc. 32 (3): 292–294. doi:10.1090/s0002-9904-1926-04217-8.
  3. Robertson, H. P. (1932). "Review: Vorlesungen über allgemeine Mechanik by A. Brill" (PDF). Bull. Amer. Math. Soc. 38, Part 1 (1): 17–18. doi:10.1090/S0002-9904-1932-05303-4.
  4. Wilson, E. B. (1913). "Review: Das Relativitätsprinzip von A. Brill" (PDF). Bull. Amer. Math. Soc. 19 (6): 321–322. doi:10.1090/S0002-9904-1913-02346-2.

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