## Ernst Zermelo

a German logician and mathematician, whose work has major implications for the foundations of mathematics

Born

27 July 1871 Berlin, German Empire

Died

21 May 1953 (aged 81) Freiburg im Breisgau, West Germany

Nationality

German

Known for

Zermelo set theory Zermelo–Fraenkel set theory Zermelo's navigation problem Zermelo ordinal Zermelo's theorem Zermelo's theorem (game theory)

Fields

Mathematics

Alma mater

University of Berlin

Awards

Ackermann–Teubner Memorial Award (1916)

Institutions

University of Zürich

Spouse(s)

Gertrud Seekamp (1944 - death)

adultbasic

Germany

Doctoral advisor

Lazarus Fuchs Hermann Schwarz

Doctoral students

Stefan Straszewicz

era

1800+