Friedrich Ernst Peter Hierzebruch ( German: Friedrich Ernst Peter Hirzebruch ; October 17, 1927 , Hamm - May 27, 2012 , Bonn  ) - German mathematician .
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|Date of Birth||October 17, 1927|
|Place of Birth||Hamm , Westphalia , Weimar Republic|
|Date of death||May 27, 2012 (84 years)|
|Place of death||Bonn , Germany|
|Place of work||Bonn University ,|
|Alma mater||Münster University , |
Zurich High Technical School
|Famous students||Don Zagir|
|Awards and prizes|
He studied at the University of Münster , then one year at the famous High Technical School of Zurich , under the direction of H. Hopf , defended his thesis on Riemann surfaces . In 1952 - 1954 he worked at the Princeton Institute for Advanced Study ( Institute for Advanced Study ) ( USA ). Later he worked at the University of Bonn and was director of the Mathematical Institute as part of the Max Planck Society .
The main work in the field of algebraic geometry , where he summarized the classical Riemann-Roch theorem and especially in the field of algebraic topology , where he made an important contribution to the development of the so-called K-theory created by M. Atyoy . (An interesting fact is that not only Hirzebruch and Atis, but also R. Bott , who also made an important contribution to K-theory, were not only topologists, but also algebraic geometers). Also important are the works of Hirzebruch on characteristic classes (together with A. Borel ) and on Hilbert modular surfaces (together with his student D. Zagir ).
Foreign member of the Academy of Sciences of the USSR (1988; since 1991 - Russian Academy of Sciences )  .
- Wolf Prize (1988)
- NI Lobachevsky Prize (1989)
- Big gold medal named after M. V. Lomonosov (1996)
- Order of the Sacred Treasure (1996)
- Cotenius Medal (1997)
- Chernsky Visiting Professor (1998)
- Medal of Stefan Banach (1999)
- Albert Einstein Medal (1999)
- Helmholtz Medal (2002)
- Cantor Medal (2004)
Books in Russian
- Hirzebruch F. Topological methods in algebraic geometry . - M .: Mir, 1973. - 278 p.