Friedrich Moritz Hartogs
|Died||18 August 1943 (aged 69)|
|Known for||Hartogs's theorem, Hartogs's extension theorem, Hartogs number|
|Fields||complex analysis, set theory, several complex variables|
|Doctoral advisor||Alfred Pringsheim|
|Influenced||Several complex variables|
Hartogs was the son of the merchant Gustav Hartogs and his wife Elise Feist and grew up in Frankfurt am Main. He studied at the Königliche Technische Hochschule Hannover, at the Technische Hochschule Charlottenburg, at the University of Berlin, and at the Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich, graduating with a doctorate in 1903 (supervised by Alfred Pringsheim). He did his Habilitation in 1905 and was Privatdozent and Professor in Munich (from 1910 to 1927 extraordinary professor and since 1927 ordinary professor). As a Jew, he suffered greatly under the Nazi regime: he was fired in 1935, was mistreated and briefly interned in KZ Dachau in 1938, and eventually committed suicide in 1943.
Hartogs main work was in several complex variables where he is known for Hartogs's theorem, Hartogs's lemma (also known as Hartogs's principle or Hartogs's extension theorem) and the concepts of holomorphic hull and domain of holomorphy.
In set theory, he contributed to the theory of wellorders and proved what is also known as Hartogs's theorem: for every set x there is a wellordered set that cannot be injectively embedded in x. The smallest such set is known as the Hartogs number or Hartogs Aleph of x.
- Hartogs, Fritz (1906), "Einige Folgerungen aus der Cauchyschen Integralformel bei Funktionen mehrerer Veränderlichen.", Sitzungsberichte der Königlich Bayerischen Akademie der Wissenschaften zu München, Mathematisch-Physikalische Klasse (in German), 36: 223–242, JFM 37.0443.01.
- Hartogs, Fritz (1906a), "Zur Theorie der analytischen Funktionen mehrerer unabhängiger Veränderlichen, insbesondere über die Darstellung derselber durch Reihen welche nach Potentzen einer Veränderlichen fortschreiten", Mathematische Annalen (in German), 62: 1–88, doi:10.1007/BF01448415, JFM 37.0444.01. Available at the DigiZeitschriften.
- Hartogs, Fritz (1915), "Über das Problem der Wohlordnung", Mathematische Annalen (in German), 76: 438–443, doi:10.1007/BF01458215, JFM 45.0125.01. Available at the DigiZeitschriften.