Hermann Cäsar Hannibal Schubert (22 May 1848 – 20 July 1911)[1] was a German mathematician.

Hermann Schubert
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Hermann Cäsar Hannibal Schubert
Born(1848-05-22)22 May 1848
Died20 July 1911(1911-07-20) (aged 63)
Alma materUniversität Berlin
Known forEnumerative geometry
Schubert calculus
Scientific career
InstitutionsRealgymnasium Andreanum

Schubert was one of the leading developers of enumerative geometry, which considers those parts of algebraic geometry that involve a finite number of solutions. In 1874, Schubert won a prize for solving a question posed by Zeuthen. Schubert calculus was named after him.

Schubert tutored Adolf Hurwitz at the Realgymnasium Andreanum in Hildesheim, Hanover, and arranged for Hurwitz to study under Felix Klein at University.

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  • Schubert, Hermann (1979) [1879], Kleiman, Steven L. (ed.), Kalkül der abzählenden Geometrie, Reprint of the 1879 original (in German), Berlin-New York: Springer-Verlag, ISBN 3-540-09233-1, MR 0555576


  • Werner Burau and Bodo Renschuch, "Ergänzungen zur Biographie von Hermann Schubert," (Complements to the biography of Hermann Schubert,) Mitt. Math. Ges. Hamb. 13, pp. 63–65 (1993), ISSN 0340-4358.

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