Friedrichs, Kurt O.

Friedrichs, Kurt O.

(1901–82) mathematician; born in Kiel, Germany. Emigrating to America to teach at New York University (NYU) (1937), he later directed NYU's Courant Institute (1966–67). A National Academy of Sciences member, recipient of the National Medal of Science (1977), and author of several books, he conducted groundbreaking work in pure and applied mathematics and mathematical physics.
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