# Georg Frobenius

*Ferdinand Georg Frobenius* (1849 - 1917) German mathematician, best known for being the first to prove the Cayley-Hamilton theorem^{}. Several different mathematical concepts now bear his name, including the Frobenius algebra, various Frobenius morphisms, the Frobenius map, the Frobenius group, the Frobenius inequality, etc.

Born in Charlottenburg, Frobenius earned a doctorate at the University of Berlin for his thesis on differential equations^{} with Karl Weierstraß (http://planetmath.org/KarlWeierstrass) as his advisor. After that he taught mathematics in Berlin and Zürich, and researched group theory (proving the existence of Sylow groups) and number theory^{}. In the lead-up to World War I, Frobenius began investigating matrices. He died in Berlin in 1917 and was buried there.

Title | Georg Frobenius |
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Canonical name | GeorgFrobenius |

Date of creation | 2013-03-22 17:24:45 |

Last modified on | 2013-03-22 17:24:45 |

Owner | PrimeFan (13766) |

Last modified by | PrimeFan (13766) |

Numerical id | 7 |

Author | PrimeFan (13766) |

Entry type | Biography |

Classification | msc 01A55 |

Classification | msc 01A60 |

Synonym | Ferdinand Georg Frobenius |