Wilhelm Killing
was born 170 years ago
10th May 1847

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

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