Thursday, February 2, 2012

Constantin Carathéodory

62 years ago (2 February 1950): Death of Constantin Carathéodory (or Constantine Karatheodori), a Greek mathematician who made significant contributions to the theory of functions of a real variable, the calculus of variations, and measure theory. His work also includes important results in conformal representations and in the theory of boundary correspondence. In 1909, Carathéodory pioneered the Axiomatic Formulation of Thermodynamics along a purely geometrical approach.

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