Helmut Hasse, Hermann Ludwig Schmid and their students in Berlin

  • Wolfram Jehne
  • Erich Lamprecht


In the early post-war years two personalities had substantial influence on the scientific and institutional development of mathematics in Berlin: Helmut Hasse (1898-1979) and Hermann Ludwig Schmid (1908-1956). In the following the authors, former students of Hasse and Schmid, respectively, try to create from a personal point of view a picture of the achievements reached in those most difficult times. For a correct understanding of the general and academic situation in post-war Berlin it seems appropriate to recall the political status of the city.


Zeta Function Riemann Hypothesis Algebraic Number Theory Hasse Principle Class Number Formula 
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  • Erich Lamprecht

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