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Erich Hecke

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Known for  Hecke operator
Fields  Mathematics

Role  Mathematician
Name  Erich Hecke
Doctoral advisor  David Hilbert
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Born  20 September 1887 Buk, Province of Posen, German Empire (1887-09-20)
Alma mater  University of Gottingen
Notable students  Kurt Reidemeister Heinrich Behnke Hans Petersson
Died  February 13, 1947, Copenhagen, Denmark
Books  Lectures on the theory of algebraic numbers, Lectures on Dirichlet Series, Modular Functions, and Quadratic Forms
Similar People  David Hilbert, Kurt Reidemeister, Alexander Ostrowski

Education  University of Gottingen

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Erich Hecke (20 September 1887 – 13 February 1947) was a German mathematician. He obtained his doctorate in Göttingen under the supervision of David Hilbert. Kurt Reidemeister and Heinrich Behnke were among his students.

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Hecke was born in Buk, Posen, Germany (now Poznań, Poland), and died in Copenhagen, Denmark. His early work included establishing the functional equation for the Dedekind zeta function, with a proof based on theta functions. The method extended to the L-functions associated to a class of characters now known as Hecke characters or idele class characters; such L-functions are now known as Hecke L-functions. He devoted most of his research to the theory of modular forms, creating the general theory of cusp forms (holomorphic, for GL(2)), as it is now understood in the classical setting.

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