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Constantin Carathéodory
Constantin Carathéodory
Born (1873-09-13)13 September 1873
Died 2 February 1950(1950-02-02) (aged 76)
Nationality Greek
Alma mater University of Berlin
University of Göttingen
Known for Carathéodory's extension theorem
Carathéodory theorems
Carathéodory conjecture
General theory of outer measures
Axiomatic formulation of thermodynamics
Scientific career
Fields Calculus of variations
Real analysis
Complex analysis
Measure theory
Doctoral advisor Hermann Minkowski
Doctoral students Paul Finsler
Hans Rademacher
Georg Aumann
Hermann Boerner
Ernst Peschl
Wladimir Seidel
Nazım Terzioğlu

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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