Scope and Content
Title: H. Minkowski Mathematical Notebooks,
Date (inclusive): 1886-1905
Collection number: 2013
Minkowski, H. (Hermann), 1864-1909
8 boxes (4 linear ft.)
University of California, Los Angeles. Library.
Dept. of Special Collections.
Los Angeles, California 90095-1575
Abstract: H. Minkowski (1864-1909) was the joint winner of the Paris Academy of Sciences Grand Prix des Sciences Mathématiques in 1883.
He developed what he called the “geometry of numbers,” and worked in mathematical physics the last years of his life, when
he participated in the movement of ideas that led to the theory of relativity. The collection consists of photocopies of 145
holograph mathematical notebooks arranged chronologically.
Physical location: Stored off-site at SRLF. Advance notice is required for access to the collection. Please contact the UCLA Library, Department
of Special Collections Reference Desk for paging information.
Restrictions on Use and Reproduction
Collection is restricted from copying.
Property rights to the physical object belong to the UCLA Library, Department of Special Collections. Literary rights, including
copyright, are retained by the creators and their heirs. It is the responsibility of the researcher to determine who holds
the copyright and pursue the copyright owner or his or her heir for permission to publish where The UC Regents do not hold
Restrictions on Access
PARTIALLY PROCESSED COLLECTION UNAVAILABLE FOR USE: Inquiries regarding these materials should be directed, in writing, to
the Manuscripts Librarian, UCLA Department of Special Collections.
COLLECTION STORED OFF-SITE AT SRLF: Advance notice required for access.
[Identification of item], H. Minkowski Mathematical Notebooks (Collection 2013). Department of Special Collections, Charles
E. Young Research Library, University of California, Los Angeles.
Minkowski was born on June 22, 1864 of German parents in Alexotas, Russia; was the joint winner of the Paris Academy of Sciences
Grand Prix des Sciences Mathématiques in 1883; attended University of Berlin and University of Königsberg, where he received
his doctorate in 1885; he taught at Bonn until 1894, then returned to Königsberg for two years; taught at Zurich from 1896-1902,
and then at Göttingen, where he taught until his death; developed what he called the “geometry of numbers”; worked in mathematical
physics the last years of his life, when he participated in the movement of ideas that led to the theory of relativity; publications
Geometrie der Zahlen (1896),
Diophantische approximationen (1907), and
Gesammelte abhandlungen (1911); he died on January 12, 1909 in Göttingen, Germany.
Scope and Content
Collection consists of photocopies of 145 holograph mathematical notebooks arranged chronologically.
The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.
Minkowski, H. (Hermann), 1864-1909--Archives.