Carl (Charles) David Runge

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Carl (Charles) David Runge

Birthdate: (70)
Birthplace: Bremen, Germany
Death: January 03, 1927 (70)
Göttingen, Lower Saxony, Germany
Immediate Family:

Son of Julius Runge and Fanny S. Runge
Husband of Aimée Runge
Father of Iris Anne Runge; Ella Runge; Nerina Courant (Runge); Wilhelm Tolme Runge; Bernhard Emile Runge and 1 other
Brother of Herman Charles Runge; Julius Runge; Mary Louisa Neele; Fanny Fanny Jones Schröder; Gustav Runge and 3 others

Occupation: German mathematician, physicist, and spectroscopist., Professor of mathematics and astronomy
Managed by: Malka Mysels
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About Carl (Charles) David Runge

Biography Carl David Tolmé Runge

Carl David Tolmé Runge (German pronunciation: [ˈʁʊŋə]; 30 August 1856 – 3 January 1927) was a German mathematician, physicist, and spectroscopist.

He was co-developer and co-eponym of the Runge–Kutta method (pronounced [ˌʀʊŋəˈkʊta]), in the field of what is today known as numerical analysis.

Biography

He spent the first few years of his life in Havana, where his father Julius Runge was the Danish consul. The family later moved to Bremen, where his father died early (in 1864).

In 1880, he received his Ph.D. in mathematics at Berlin, where he studied under Karl Weierstrass. In 1886, he became a professor in Hannover, Germany.

His interests included mathematics, spectroscopy, geodesy, and astrophysics. In addition to pure mathematics, he did a great deal of experimental work studying spectral lines of various elements (together with Heinrich Kayser), and was very interested in the application of this work to astronomical spectroscopy.

In 1904, on the initiative of Felix Klein he received a call to the Georg-August University of Göttingen, which he accepted. There he remained until his retirement in 1925.


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Carl (Charles) David Runge's Timeline

1856
August 31, 1856
Bremen, Germany
1888
1888
Age 31
Hanover, Lower Saxony, Germany
1890
1890
Age 33
1893
1893
Age 36
Hanover, Lower Saxony, Germany
1895
1895
Age 38
Hanover, Lower Saxony, Germany
1897
1897
Age 40
Hanover, Lower Saxony, Germany
1903
January 1, 1903
Age 46
Hanover, Lower Saxony, Germany
1927
January 3, 1927
Age 70
Göttingen, Lower Saxony, Germany