Friedrich Hirzebruch#

Friedrich Hirzebruch
Sadly, this member passed away.
Membership Number:112
Membership type:ORDINARY
Main Country of Residence:GERMANY

Friedrich Hirzebruch passed away May 27, 2012.

Positions Held
  • 1995 Retired Scientific Member, Max Planck Institute for Mathematics, Bonn
  • 1980-1995 Director of the Max Planck Institute for Mathematics, Bonn
  • 1969-1985 Chairman, Special Research Area "Theoretical Mathematics", Bonn University
  • 1962-1964 Dean, Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences, University of Bonn
  • 1956 Full Professor of Mathematics, University of Bonn (1993: Emeritus)
  • 1955-1956 Assistant Professor, Princeton University, Princeton, New Jersey, USA
  • 1954-1955 Stipend State Northrhine Westphalia, University of Münster (1955: Habilitation)
  • 1952-1954 Member, Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton, New Jersey, USA
  • 1950 Ph.D. (Dr. rer.nat.) Mathematics, University of Münster

Fields of Scholarship
  • Algebraic Geometry, in particular Algebraic Surfaces and Resolution of Singularities
  • Characteristic Classes
  • Differential Topology
  • Modular Forms

Honours and Awards
  • Silver medal ETH Zürich (1950)
  • Wolf Prize in Mathematics, Israel (1988)
  • Lobachevskij-Prize of the Academy of Sciences USSR (1990)
  • Order Pour le mérite for Sciences and Arts (1991)
  • Medal of the City of Paris (1992)
  • German great cross of merit (Großes Verdienstkreuz) with star (1993)
  • Seki Prize of the Japanese Mathematical Society (Gold medal 1996)
  • Order of the Sacred Treasure, Gold and Silver Stars (Japan 1996)
  • Cothenius Gold Medal, Deutsche Akademie der Naturforscher Leopoldina (1997)
  • Lomonosov Gold Medal of the Russian Academy of Sciences (1997)
  • Albert Einstein Medal, Albert Einstein Society, Bern (1999)
  • Stefan Banach Medal of the Polish Academy of Sciences (1999)
  • Krupp Science Prize (2000)
  • Helmholtz Medal, Berlin-Brandenburgische Akademie der Wissenschaften (2002)
  • Georg Cantor Medal of the German Mathematical Society (2004)

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