Adolf Piltz (8 December 1855[1] – 1940) was a German mathematician who contributed to number theory. Piltz was arguably the first to formulate a generalized Riemann hypothesis, in 1884.[2]

Adolf Piltz
Born(1855-12-08)8 December 1855
Died1940
NationalityGerman
Alma materUniversity of Berlin
University of Jena
Scientific career
FieldsMathematics
InstitutionsUniversity of Jena
Theses
Doctoral advisorErnst Kummer
Karl Weierstrass
Carl Johannes Thomae
In Piltz's habilitation thesis (1884) the generalized Riemann hypothesis is mentioned.

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  1. ^ Dozenten-Album der Universität Jena: 1858 bis 1908. Neuenhahn. 1908. p. 25.
  2. ^ Davenport, p. 124.

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Further readingEdit

  • Steinbach, Matthias (2008). "'…durch jahrelange Versumpfung jeglichen Halt verloren…', Adolf Piltz (1855–1940)". In Steinbach, M.; Ploenus, M. (eds.). Ketzer, Käuze, Querulanten. Außenseiter im universitären Milieu (in German). Jena: Verlag Dr. Bussert & Stadeler. pp. 198–212. ISBN 9783932906848.

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