Wilhelm Süss

Wilhelm Süss (7 March 1895 – 21 May 1958) was a German mathematician. He was founder and first director of the Mathematical Research Institute of Oberwolfach.

Wilhelm Süss
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Wilhelm Süss, ca. 1954
Born(1895-03-07)March 7, 1895
Frankfurt, Germany
DiedMay 21, 1958(1958-05-21) (aged 63)
EducationGoethe University Frankfurt
Known forMFO founder
Spouse(s)Irmgard Deckert
Scientific career
InstitutionsUniversity of Greifswald
University of Freiburg
ThesisBegründung der Inhaltslehre im Raum ohne Benutzung von Stetigkeitsaxiomen (1922)
Doctoral advisorLudwig Bieberbach

He was born in Frankfurt, Germany, and died in Freiburg im Breisgau, Germany.

Süss earned a Ph.D. degree in 1922 from Goethe University Frankfurt, for a thesis written under the direction of Ludwig Bieberbach. In 1928 he took a lecturing position at the University of Greifswald, and in 1934 he became a Professor at the University of Freiburg.

Wilhelm Süss was a member of the Sturmabteilung, the National Socialist German Lecturers League, and of the Nazi Party.

In 1936–1940, he was an editor of the journal Deutsche Mathematik.


External linksEdit

  • O'Connor, John J.; Robertson, Edmund F., "Wilhelm Süss", MacTutor History of Mathematics archive, University of St Andrews.
  • Wilhelm Süss at the Mathematics Genealogy Project