Eduard Helly Papers, 1915-1917, 1930
Eduard Helly was born in Vienna in 1884 and earned his Ph.D. there in 1907. He worked in the field of mathematics until he enlisted in the army at the beginning of World War I. He was wounded in September 1915 and became a Russian prisoner of war. After returning to Vienna in 1920, Helly was unable to secure permanent employment as a mathematician and worked as a bank clerk and insurance actuary until 1938 when Austria was taken into the Third Reich and Helly and his family escaped to the U. S. Helly was able to work at various mathematically-related positions until his death of a heart attack in 1943.
Papers relate to Eduard Helly's research in functional analysis and his imprisonment in Siberia during World War I. Included are four postcards and a manuscript ("Uber Systeme von abgeschlossenen Menger mit gemeinschaftlichen Punkten" ). All collection materials are in German.
Forms part of the Archives of American Mathematics.
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Eduard Helly Papers, Archives of American Mathematics, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin.
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