Wilhelm Karl Joseph Killing

1847 - 1923

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Wilhelm Killing introduced Lie algebras independently of Lie in his study of non-euclidean geometry. His classification of the simple Lie algebras was one of the finest achievements in the whole of mathematical research.
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