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Göttingen is a university in Germany. Prior to WW2, Göttingen was a mathematical and scientific powerhouse.

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What led to the fall of Göttingen?

Göttingen was the place in which many important mathematicians such as Riemann worked. It was also one of the main locations for the development of quantum theory in the twenties (e.g. Heisenberg, ...
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Source for Hilbert's famous quote "Mathematics in Göttingen? There really is none anymore"

Reportedly this was uttered at a banquet in which Hilbert was seated next to the new Minister of Education, Bernhard Rust, in response to Rust inquiring as to the state of mathematics in Göttingen now ...
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What led to the rise of Göttingen?

this is a counter part to my other question: What led to the fall of Göttingen?. Göttingen was a major university in which many famous physicists and mathematicians lived. It was located in ...
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Fraenkel's appointment at Göttingen

Abraham Fraenkel grandpère writes on page 127 of his book recently translated into English: My professional career began in March 1919 with... an invitation to Göttingen to Privy Counselor Felix ...
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For many years, were Emmy Noether and Helene Braun the only female mathematicians to obtain habilitation at Göttingen University?

Emmy Noether was the first woman in Germany to obtain habilitation in 1919. But I remember to have heard in the debate concerning the situation of women in academic mathematics that took place on the ...
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Help in locating a portrait of Göttingen's faculty in 1899

Does anybody here own a copy of the poster "Mathematische Gesellschaft: Group Portrait - University of Göttingen (1899)" that Springer Verlag published in 1985? If so, would you be so kind ...
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