
 Hermann Minkowski  Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia 
  Hermann Minkowski (June 22, 1864  January 12, 1909) was a Jewish German mathematician who developed the geometrical theory of numbers and who used geometrical methods to solve difficult problems in number theory, mathematical physics, and the theory of relativity. 
  Hermann Minkowski was born in Aleksotas (a suburb of Kaunas, Lithuania), and educated in Germany at the Universities of Berlin and Königsberg, where he achieved his doctorate in 1885. 
  Minkowski explored the arithmetic of quadratic forms, especially concerning n variables, and his research into that topic led him to consider certain geometric properties in a space of n dimensions. 
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