Jewish Mathematicians in German Culture
Exhibition: Transcending Tradition: Jewish Mathematicians in German-Speaking Academic Culture
This exhibition presents the life and works of Jewish mathematicians in Germany. Spanning a period of 150 years, it documents their emergence from segregation into the academic limelight, recalls their emigration, flight or death after 1933, and illuminates their lasting legacies.
Transcending Tradition highlights the key role of Jewish mathematicians in German-speaking academic culture before 1933 – in teaching and academic research, in professional organizations and throughout mathematical culture, from academic to popular. A wealth of pictures and documents trace many moving lives: young researchers who helped shape modern mathematics and physics, scholars who went beyond mathematics and made their mark in literature or philosophy, and the story of the most important female mathematician of the 20th century. It explores the places and historical contexts and presents the actors and their contributions with scholarly precision and a compassionate eye for individuals and their fates.
Sponsored by the German Federal Ministry for Education and Research, the German Foreign Office, the Ministry of Innovation, Science and Research of the German State of North Rhine-Westphalia, Deutsche Telekom Stiftung, The University of Chicago Library, and the John Crerar Foundation. Further support has been received from the Leibniz Prize funds awarded to Wolfgang Lück.
Hours: Monday - Saturdays, 9 am - 5 pm
Location: JRL 470 - Classics Reading Room