Abstract

In 1891, Kronecker agreed to give the inaugural lecture at the first meeting of the newly founded German Mathematical Society. He cancelled this plan after losing his wife, but (in a letter to Cantor, president of the society) expressed the hope that he would still be able to supply a written text for the lecture, which he described as follows:

„Der Vortrag… sollte kurzweg den Titel haben „Über Eisenstein“ … Dabei Müßten dann außer den rein arithmetischen und analytisch-arithmetischen noch ganz besonders seine rein analytischen Untersuchungen über elliptische Funktionen hervorgehoben werden, welche dem Bewußtsein der Jetztzeit ganz abhanden gekommen sind…“1

Keywords

Tuberculosis Stein Eisen 

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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1976

Authors and Affiliations

  • André Weil
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  1. 1.School of MathematicsThe Institute for Advanced StudyPrincetonUSA

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