Felix Christian Klein

Klein studied mathematics and physics at the University of Bonn.

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Felix Klein (1849 – 1925) studied mathematics and physics at the University of Bonn from 1865–1866.  At that time, Julius Plücker held Bonn's chair of mathematics and experimental physics. In 1866, at the age of 17, Klein became his assistant. Plücker died in May 1868, leaving his book on line geometry incomplete, and Klein completed the second part of the book Neue Geometrie des Raumes

He became professor at the University of Erlangen in 1872, where he set forth the views contained in his Erlanger Programm, one of his most influencial works. 

In the following years, he worked at the TU München and in Leizig before he accepted a chair at the Georg-August-Universität Göttingen in 1886. Klein became an important science manager in Göttingen and contributed significantly to the excellent reputation Göttingen mathematics had in those days.