Alexander Dinghas

Born: 9 Feb 1908 in Smyrna (now Izmir), Turkey
Died: 19 April 1974 in Berlin, Germany

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Dinghas studied at Berlin under Schmidt, Schur and Bieberbach. As a non-German his career during the Nazi years were difficult but he became professor at the Humbolt University in 1947. From 1949 until his death he was director of the Mathematical Institute at the Free University of Berlin.

His work is in many areas of mathematics including differential equations, functions of a complex variable, functions of several complex variables, measure theory and differential geometry. His most important work was in function theory, in particular Nevanlinna theory.

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