Berlin Roots – Zionist Incarnation: The Ethos of Pure Mathematics and the Beginnings of the Einstein Institute of Mathematics at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem

@article{Katz2004BerlinR,
  title={Berlin Roots – Zionist Incarnation: The Ethos of Pure Mathematics and the Beginnings of the Einstein Institute of Mathematics at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem},
  author={Shaul Katz},
  journal={Science in Context},
  year={2004},
  volume={17},
  pages={199 - 234}
}
  • S. Katz
  • Published 1 June 2004
  • Mathematics
  • Science in Context
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