# Moritz Stern

*Moritz Abraham Stern* (1807 - 1894) German mathematician. Stern succeeded Carl Friedrich Gauss as Ordinarius at Göttingen University in 1858, becoming the first Jewish Ordinarius at a German university. He may also have been the first to take notice of Bernhard Riemann’s talent for mathematics. Stern was also very helpful to Ferdinand Eisenstein in formulating a proof of the quadratic reciprocity theorem. He was interested in primes that can’t be expressed as the sum of a prime and twice a square (now known as Stern primes).

Title | Moritz Stern |
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Canonical name | MoritzStern |

Date of creation | 2013-03-22 16:19:47 |

Last modified on | 2013-03-22 16:19:47 |

Owner | PrimeFan (13766) |

Last modified by | PrimeFan (13766) |

Numerical id | 4 |

Author | PrimeFan (13766) |

Entry type | Biography |

Classification | msc 01A55 |

Synonym | Moritz Abraham Stern |