Theodore Frankel

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Theodore Frankel (born June 17th, 1929, died August 5th, 2017)[1] was a mathematician who introduced the Andreotti–Frankel theorem. Frankel received his Ph.D. from the University of California, Berkeley in 1955. His doctoral advisor was Harley Flanders.[2] A Professor Emeritus of Mathematics at UC San Diego, Theodore Frankel was a longtime member of Princeton's Institute for Advanced Study and is known for his work in global differential geometry, Morse theory, and relativity theory. He joined the UC San Diego mathematics department in 1965, after serving on the faculties at Stanford and Brown universities.


  • Frankel, Theodore, 1979. Gravitational Curvature: An Introduction to Einstein's Theory, W. H. Freeman[3]
  • Frankel, Theodore, 2011. The Geometry of Physics: An Introduction, 3rd edition . Cambridge Uni. Press.


  1. ^ UC San Diego Campus Notice: Passing of Professor Emeritus Ted Frankel
  2. ^ Theodore Frankel at the Mathematics Genealogy Project
  3. ^ Trautman, Andrzej (1986). "Review: Gravitational Curvature, by Theodore Frankel". Bull. Amer. Math. Soc. (N.S.). 14 (1): 152–158. doi:10.1090/s0273-0979-1986-15425-x.

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