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Hermann Minkowski  



Born  Aleksota, Russian Empire 
22 June 1864
Died  12 January 1909 Göttingen, German Empire 
(aged 44)
Nationality  German 
Fields  Mathematician 
Institutions  University of Göttingen and ETH Zurich 
Alma mater  Albertina University of Königsberg 
Known for  Minkowski space Minkowski diagram 
Hermann Minkowski (Russia, 22 June 1864 – Göttingen, 12 January 1909) was a German mathematician. He was one of Albert Einstein's teachers.
Minkowski is perhaps best known for his work in relativity, in which he showed in 1907 that his former student Albert Einstein's special theory of relativity (1905), could be understood geometrically as a theory of fourdimensional spacetime, since known as the "Minkowski spacetime".
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Minkowski in 1883, at the time of being awarded the Mathematics Prize of the French Academy of Sciences