# Contributions to the History of Number Theory in the 20th Century

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*Peter Roquette*

A publication of the European Mathematical Society

The 20th century was a time of great upheaval and great
progress in mathematics. In order to get the overall picture of
trends, developments, and results, it is illuminating to examine their
manifestations locally, in the personal lives and work of
mathematicians who were active during this time. The university
archives of Göttingen harbor a wealth of papers, letters, and
manuscripts from several generations of mathematicians—documents
which tell the story of the historic developments from a local point
of view.

This book offers a number of essays based on documents from
Göttingen and elsewhere—essays which have not yet been
included in the author's collected works. These essays, independent
from each other, are meant as contributions to the imposing mosaic of
the history of number theory. They are written for mathematicians, but
there are no special background requirements.

The essays discuss the works of Abraham Adrian Albert, Cahit Arf,
Emil Artin, Richard Brauer, Otto Grün, Helmut Hasse, Klaus
Hoechsmann, Robert Langlands, Heinrich-Wolfgang Leopoldt, Emmy
Noether, Abraham Robinson, Ernst Steinitz, Hermann Weyl, and others.

A publication of the European Mathematical Society (EMS). Distributed within the Americas by the American Mathematical Society.

#### Readership

Graduate students and research mathematicians interested in number theory.

#### Reviews & Endorsements

[T]his book is indispensable to anyone interested in the history of algebra and number theory in the first half of the 20th century.

-- MAA Reviews