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Marcel Grossmann

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9 April 1878

Budapest, Hungary

7 Sept 1936

Zurich, Switzerland

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Marcel Grossmann attended school in Basel then studied mathematics at Zurich. In 1900 he became an assistant to the geometer W Fiedler in Zurich.

Grossmann obtained his doctorate from Zurich in 1912, then became a teacher in a school in Frauenfeld, northern Switzerland, in 1901 and in Basel in 1905. He became professor of descriptive geometry at the Eidgenössische Technische Hochschule in Zurich in 1907.

Grossmann was a classmate of Einstein . Einstein turned to him for help with the mathematical formulation of the theory of general relativity. Grossmann discovered the relevance of the tensor calculus of Christoffel , Ricci-Curbastro and Levi-Civita to relativity.

Source:School of Mathematics and Statistics University of St Andrews, Scotland