Auguste Dick

Auguste Franziska Dick (née Kraus, 1910–1993) was an Austrian mathematician, historian of mathematics, and handwriting expert,[1] known for her research on the history of mathematics under the Nazis,[2] and for her biography of Emmy Noether.[1][3]

Dick earned a doctorate from the University of Vienna, and a teaching credential in mathematics and physics, in 1934.[1][4] At Vienna, she was one of the students working with Olga Taussky-Todd in the seminar of Hans Hahn.[5] She worked as a schoolteacher, and began producing scholarly publications after her retirement.[2]

Her book on Noether, Emmy Noether, 1882–1935 (Birkhäuser 1970) has been translated into both Japanese and English (Heidi I. Blocher, trans., Birkhäuser, 1981).[1][3] She also assisted in editing the works of Erwin Schrödinger.[4][6]


  1. Flamm, Dieter, ed. (1995), Hochgeehrter Herr Professor! Innig geliebter Louis!: Ludwig Boltzmann, Henriette von Aigentler, Briefwechsel, Beiträge zur Wissenschaftsgeschichte und Wissenschaftsforschung, 2, Böhlau Verlag Wien, p. 12, ISBN 9783205982661
  2. Binder, Christa (2002), "Austria", in Dauben, Joseph W.; Scriba, Christoph J. (eds.), Writing the History of Mathematics: Its Historical Development, Science Networks: Historical Studies, 27, Basel: Birkhäuser, pp. 213–219, MR 1947501. See in particular p. 218.
  3. Reviews of Emmy Noether, 1882–1935:
  4. Kosmann-Schwarzbach, Yvette (2011), The Noether Theorems: Invariance and conservation laws in the twentieth century, Sources and Studies in the History of Mathematics and Physical Sciences, Springer, New York, p. 50, doi:10.1007/978-0-387-87868-3, ISBN 978-0-387-87867-6, MR 2761345
  5. Case, Bettye Anne; Leggett, Anne M. (2016), Complexities: Women in Mathematics, Princeton University Press, p. 289, ISBN 9781400880164
  6. Dick, Auguste; Kerber, Gabriele; Kerber, Wolfgang; von Meyenn, Karl, eds. (1999), "Erwin Schrödinger: Publications", Erwin Schrödinger 1887–1961, Österreichische Zentralbibliothek für Physik

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