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Maths, Music, AND Maiolica: Alfred Pringsheim (1850-1941)

Keith Hannabuss

Date Icon Week 1, Tuesday 28 April TT 2015
Time Icon 8:15pm

Every mathematics student is likely to encounter some of Pringsheim’s ideas, even if they do not recognise his name. This is the story of the mathematician who took part in a duel - and survived; who inherited a large fortune, and lost it; a fine pianist who knew and championed Wagner, publishing arrangements of Wagner’s music for smaller ensembles; who inspired characters in two novels by a Nobel prizewinner; and who, as an octogenarian, found his life turned upside down by the Nazi regime in Germany.