Issai Schur

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This article is about a German group theorist (a German person working in group theory)

Life

Personal life

Issai Schur (January 10, 1875 - January 10, 1941) was a mathematician who worked in Germany for most of his life (though he was of Russian origin).

Professional life

  • 1901: Obtained his Ph.D. (Berlin)
  • 1903: Became a lecturer
  • 1919: Became a Professor

Work

Group theory

Along with Frobenius (his advisor), Schur laid the foundations of linear representations of groups. His famous Schur's lemma is critical to the proof of the orthogonality relations for finite groups.

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Advisor

Schur's advisor was Ferdinand Georg Frobenius.

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