A bit of gossip: Koebe

  title={A bit of gossip: Koebe},
  author={Hans Freudenthal},
  journal={The Mathematical Intelligencer},
Paul Koebe, known from uniformisation theory, was born a century ago (1882) in Luckenwalde (50 km from Berlin, 25,000 inhabitants), which was my birthplace too. His family ran a renowned fire-engine plant. I was born in the same year when he took his Ph.D. at Berlin University. I do not believe I saw him more than once -a t a dis tance-in our common birthplace. When on the first day of my study I was inscribed at the Mathematical Institute of Berlin University, it happened that Bieberbach was… CONTINUE READING