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Title: Paul Hertz Papers
Collection Number: ASP.1994.01
Creator: Hertz, Paul, 1881-

Collection Dates: Bulk, 1910-1940
Collection Dates: 1904-1994
Extent: 5.5 linear feet (12 Boxes)

Language: German

The material in this collection is in German.

Paul Hertz, a German physicist and philosopher of science, made significant contributions to the foundations of mathematics and axiomatics and achieved important results for the foundations of mathematical logic. His investigations were the precursor to various later researches in this area. The papers consists of correspondence, biographical material, manuscripts, offprints, and books from his library. Hertz's correspondence numbers over 100 letters, many with prominent individuals like Max Abraham, Albert Einstein, Max Planck, H.A. Lorentz, and Moritz Schlick.