Death of Edmund Hlawka

November 5, 1916 - February 19, 2009
Vienna, Austria | Age 92

Acclaimed Austrian mathematician who was a major influence in modern number theory
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Acclaimed Austrian mathematician Edmund Hlawka, a major influence in modern number theory, has died at age 92.

Hlawka's family says the renowned mathematician died on Feb. 19 in Vienna. A cause of death was not given, and it was unclear why the announcement came more than a week after his death.

Scholars have hailed Hlawka as one of the most important mathematicians of the 20th century. He was a leading number theorist who did groundbreaking work on the geometry of numbers...

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