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|Died||2 February 1950
|Alma mater||University of Berlin
University of Göttingen
|Known for||Carathéodory's extension theorem
General theory of outer measures
Axiomatic formulation of thermodynamics
|Fields||Calculus of variations
|Doctoral advisor||Hermann Minkowski|
|Doctoral students||Paul Finsler
Constantin Carathéodory (Greek: Κωνσταντίνος Καραθεοδωρή; 13 September 1873 – 2 February 1950) was a Greek mathematician who spent most of his professional career in Germany. He made significant contributions to real and complex analysis, the calculus of variations, and measure theory. He also created an axiomatic formulation of thermodynamics.
He was remembered by his colleagues as a respectable and cultured man.
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