Clebsch, Alfred

MATHEMATICIAN (GERMANY)
BORN 19 Jan 1833, Königsberg (now: Kaliningrad) - DIED 7 Nov 1872, Göttingen, Niedersachsen
REAL NAME Clebsch, Rudolf Friedrich Alfred
GRAVE LOCATION Göttingen, Niedersachsen: Bartholomäus-Friedhof, Weender Landstraße

Alfred Clebsch studied mathematics at the Albertina in königsberg. Otto Hesse (1811-1874) was one of his teachers. After his studies he worked in Berlin as a teacher. Shortly after obtaining a position at the university of Berlin, he became a professor in Karlsruhe (1858-1863). He married Dorothe Charlote Mathilde Heinel (1838-1866) and they had four sons.

In 1863 he moved to Giessen, where he introduced the Clebsch-Gordan coefficients with Paul Gordan. In 1868 he became rector in Göttingen, where he founded the Mathematische Annalen together with Carl Neumann.

He died in Göttingen, aged only 39. His gravestone at the Bartholomäus-Friedhof in Göttingen was restored in 2006.

Images

The grave of Alfred Friedrich Clebsch at the Bartholomäus-Friedhof, Göttingen.
Picture by Androom (27 Aug 2017)

 

Sources
Alfred Clebsch – Wikipedia


Cléry, Jean-Baptiste

Published: 10 May 2018
Last update: 10 May 2018