Fritz Kortner was an Austrian stage and film actor and theatre director. Kortner was born in Vienna as Fritz Nathan Kohn, he studied at the Vienna Academy of Dramatic Art. After graduating, he joined Max Reinhardt in Berlin in 1911 and Leopold Jessner in 1916. After his breakthrough performance in Ernst Toller's Transfiguration in 1919, he became one of Germany's best-known character actors and the nation's foremost performer of Expressionist works, he appeared in over ninety films beginning in 1916. His specialty was in playing sinister and threatening roles, although he appeared in the title role of Dreyfus, he gained attention for his explosive energy on stage and his powerful voice, but as the 1920s progressed his work began to incorporate greater realism as he opted for a more controlled delivery and greater use of gestures. With the coming to power of the Nazis, the Jewish Kortner fled Germany in 1933, returning first to his native Vienna and, from there, on to Great Britain, in 1937, to the United States, where he found work as a character actor and theater director.
He returned to Germany in 1949, where he became noted for his innovative staging and direction of classics by William Shakespeare and Molière, such as a Richard III in which the king crawls over piles of corpses at the finale. Kortner died at Munich in 1970, aged 78, of leukemia. 1971: Letzten Endes. Fragmente. 1996: Aller Tage Abend. Autobiographie. Droemer-Knaur, München, 1996, ISBN 3-426-02336-9. Aller Tage Abend. Autobiographie. Alexander Verlag, Berlin 2005, ISBN 3-89581-098-3. 2005: Aller Tage Abend. Auszüge, gelesen von Fritz Kortner. Alexander Verlag, Berlin ISBN 3-89581-137-8. Notes Bibliography Critchfield, Richard D. From Shakespeare to Frisch: The Provocative Fritz Kortner. Heidelberg: Synchron Publishers, 2008. ISBN 3-93502-599-8.
Walter Kohn was an Austrian-born American theoretical physicist and theoretical chemist. He was awarded, with John Pople, the Nobel Prize in chemistry in 1998; the award recognized their contributions to the understandings of the electronic properties of materials. In particular, Kohn played the leading role in the development of density functional theory, which made it possible to calculate quantum mechanical electronic structure by equations involving the electronic density; this computational simplification led to more accurate calculations on complex systems as well as many new insights, it has become an essential tool for materials science, condensed-phase physics, the chemical physics of atoms and molecules. Kohn arrived in England as part of the Kindertransport rescue operation after the annexation of Austria by Hitler, he was from a Jewish family, has written, "My feelings towards Austria, my native land, are – and will remain – painful. They are dominated by my vivid recollections of 1 1/2 years as a Jewish boy under the Nazi regime, by the subsequent murder of my parents and Gittel Kohn, of other relatives and several teachers, during the Holocaust....
I want to mention that I have a strong Jewish identity and – over the years – have been involved in several Jewish projects, such as the establishment of a strong program of Judaic Studies at the University of California in San Diego."Because he was a German national, he was transferred to Canada in July 1940 after the outbreak of World War II. As a 17-year-old, Kohn travelled as part of a British convoy moving through U-boat-infested waters to Quebec City in Canada, he was at first held in detention in a camp near Quebec. This camp, as well as others, provided a small number of educational facilities that Kohn used to the fullest, he succeeded in entering the University of Toronto; as a German national, the future Nobel Laureate in Chemistry was not allowed to enter the chemistry building, so he opted for physics and mathematics. Kohn received a war-time bachelor's degree in applied mathematics at the end of his one-year army service, having completed only 2½ out of the 4-year undergraduate program, from the University of Toronto in 1945.
A. degree in applied mathematics by Toronto in 1946. Kohn was awarded a Ph. D. degree in physics by Harvard University in 1948, where he worked under Julian Schwinger on the three-body scattering problem. At Harvard he fell under the influence of Van Vleck and solid state physics, he moved from Harvard to Carnegie Mellon University from 1950 to 1960, after a short stint in Copenhagen as a National Research Council of Canada post-doctoral fellow. At Carnegie Mellon he did much of his seminal work on multiple-scattering band-structure work, now known as the KKR method, his association with Bell Labs got him involved with semiconductor physics, produced a long and fruitful collaboration with Luttinger. In 1960 he moved to the newly founded University of California, San Diego, held a term as the physics department chair, remained until 1979, it was during this period, he, along with his student Chanchal Kumar Majumdar developed the Kohn–Majumdar theorem related to Fermi gas and its bound and unbound states.
He accepted the Founding Director's position at the new Institute for Theoretical Physics in Santa Barbara. He took his position as a professor in the Physics Department at the University of California at Santa Barbara in 1984. Kohn made significant contributions to semiconductor physics, which led to his award of the Oliver E. Buckley Prize by the American Physical Society, he was awarded the Feenburg medal for his contributions to the many-body problem. His work on density functional theory was initiated during a visit to the École Normale Supérieure in Paris, with Pierre Hohenberg, was prompted by a consideration of alloy theory; the Hohenberg–Kohn theorem was further developed, in collaboration with Lu Jeu Sham, to produce the Kohn-Sham equations. The latter is the standard work horse of modern materials science, used in quantum theories of plasmas. In 2004, a study of all citations to the Physical Review journals from 1893 until 2003, found Kohn to be an author of five of the 100 papers with the "highest citation impact", including the first two.
In 1957, he relinquished his Canadian citizenship and became a naturalized citizen of the United States. In 1963 Kohn became a Member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and in 1969, a Member of the National Academy of Sciences. In 2011, he became an honorary member of the Austrian Academy of Sciences, he was a Member of the International Academy of Quantum Molecular Science. Kohn died on April 19, 2016 at his home in Santa Barbara, California from jaw cancer, at the age of 93. Oliver E. Buckley prize in Solid State Physics Davisson-Germer Prize National Medal of Science Nobel Prize in Chemistry Elected a Foreign Member of the Royal Society in 1998 Austrian Decoration for Science and Art Grand Decoration of Honour in Silver with Star for Services to the Republic of Austria Harvard University awarded him an Honorary Doctor of Science W. Kohn, An essay on condensed matter physics in the twentieth century, Reviews of Modern Physics, Vol. 71, No. 2, pp. S59-S77, Centenary 1999. APS W. Kohn, Nobel Lecture: Electronic structure of matter — wave functions and density functionals, Reviews of M
Robert D. Kohn
Robert D. Kohn was an American architect most active in New York City. Kohn was born in Manhattan, attended Columbia University, spent four years at the Ecole des Beaux-Arts in Paris, from 1891 through 1895. After brief stints for other architects, he established an independent practice in 1896. In 1905 he married sculptor Estelle Rumbold of Missouri, his first building of note was the Vienna Sezession-detailed Old New York Evening Post Building, 20 Vesey Street, one of the limited number of Art Nouveau structures in New York. Stacks of convex copper-framed windows press forward between unrelieved limestone piers. Of the four sculpted figures in the uppermost floors, two are by Kohn's wife, the other two are by Gutzon Borglum, he designed the hall for the Society for Ethical Culture and had collaborated with Carrère and Hastings on the adjoining Ethical Culture school building. "Like Christian Science, the Ethical Culture movement was searching for its own form - it had no historic precedents from which to draw.
Kohn's exterior, all Bedford limestone, took its cornice and base course lines from the adjacent school, but nothing else. Instead of the school's broad window facing Central Park, the meeting house has wide, limestone expanses, like a mausoleum, blocky detailing." He worked in association with his brother, Victor H. Kohn, who died in New York, 4 May 1910, aged thirty-eight. In 1918 he was a founding member of the Technical Alliance, organized for the purpose of undertaking an energy survey of North America, for the reconsideration of the workings of the entire social system. From 1917 through the early 1950s Kohn collaborated and informally, with fellow architect Charles Butler. In the 1920s they became well known for their temples and other structures for the Reform Jewish congregations of New York, notably the discreetly modernist Congregation Emanu-El of the City of New York on Fifth Avenue and for the New York Society for Ethical Culture, of which he had been a member since early youth.
The Congregation Emanuel-El blends a conservative modernism with Neo-Romanesque precedents, stripped of its literal historicisms. The west end of Emanu-El, facing Central Park, is a single vastly-scaled entrance porch, infilled with stained glass under a round-headed arch. Buttressed wall permit an interior free of support, with a roof 103 feet above the floor. In 1953 he was elected into the National Academy of Design as an Associate Academician. Another regular partner was Clarence Stein. Like Stein, in the 1930s and beyond Kohn would become recognized for his expertise in low-cost housing. Kohn became President of the American Institute of Architects in 1930–32. Kohn worked as the Chairman of the Committee on Theme for the 1939 World's Fair, a influential body which governed the entirety of the expositions presented at the fair. In particular, Kohn's influence is attributed to implementing the "Fair of the Future" theme into the progressive and Beaux-Arts architecture of the exhibitors. Old New York Evening Post Building, 20 Vesey Street, New York City, 1906-07 Spero Building, 19-27 West 21st Street, New York City, 1907-08 Tower Press Building, dominated by a 130 feet octagonal tower, Ohio, 1907 A.
I. Namm & Son department store, with Charles Butler, 1924 Macy's expansion, Manhattan, 1924 Ethical Culture Fieldston School, with Clarence Stein, 1926 Congregation Emanu-El of New York of the City of New York on Fifth Avenue Notes Bibliography Stern, Robert A. M.. 1983. New York 1900: Metropolitan Architecture and Urbanism 1890-1915, AIA presidents American Architects' Biographies: Victor H. Kohn, obituary from American Art Annual, vol. VIII Temple Emmanu-El, New York technocracyinc.org website Emporis.com, List of Kohn's buildings, 1907-28 University of Missouri: Frank M. Rumbold papers Media related to Robert D. Kohn at Wikimedia Commons
Joseph J. Kohn
Joseph John Kohn is a Professor Emeritus of mathematics at Princeton University, where he researches partial differential operators and complex analysis. Kohn's father was Czech-Jewish architect Otto Kohn. After Nazi Germany invaded Czechoslovakia, he and his family emigrated to Ecuador in 1939. There Otto attended Colegio Americano de Quito. In 1945, Joseph moved to the United States, he studied at MIT and at Princeton University, where he obtained his PhD in 1956 under Donald Spencer. He was at the Institute for Advanced Study during 1957/58. From 1956/57, Kohn was an instructor at Princeton. In 1958, he served as Assistant Professor, in 1962 Associate Professor and in 1964 Professor at Brandeis University, where he served as Chairman of the Mathematics Department. Since 1968, he has been a professor at Princeton University, where he served as chairman from 1993-96, he was a visiting professor at Harvard, Florence, Mexico City, Berkeley, Scuola Normale Superiore, Buenos Aires, at IHES. Kohn's work focuses, among other things, on the use of partial differential operators in the theory of functions of several complex variables and microlocal analysis.
He has at least 65 doctoral descendants. Kohn was a Sloan Fellow in 1963 and a Guggenheim Fellow on 1976/77. From 1976 to 1988, he was a member of the editorial board of the Annals of Mathematics. In 1966, he was an invited speaker at the International Congress of Mathematicians in Moscow. Film director Miloš Forman was his half-brother through their father Otto Kohn. Since 1966, Kohn has been a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and a member of the National Academy of Sciences since 1988. In 2012, he became a fellow of the American Mathematical Society. Kohn won the AMS Steele Prize in 1979 for his paper Harmonic integrals on convex domains. In 1990, he received an Honorary Doctorate from the University of Bologna. In 2004, he was awarded the Bolzano Prize. Bloom, Catlin, D´Angelo, Siu Modern methods in complex analysis. Papers from the conference honoring Robert Gunning and Joseph Kohn on the occasion of their 60th birthdays held at Princeton University 1992, Princeton University Press 1995 Joseph J. Kohn at the Mathematics Genealogy Project Curriculum Vitae of Joseph J. Kohn Leroy P. Steele prizes
Sigurd Eystein Køhn was a Norwegian jazz saxophonist and composer. Køhn was born in Kristiansand and started playing the violin and the clarinet at the age of 9, begun playing the alto saxophone when he was 14, he moved to Oslo when he was 19 years old, became a part of the city's jazz life. In the 1980s he played the saxophone with different fusion- and soul bands, to return to the jazz in the 1990s, he played with the jazz quartet The Real Thing from 1992 until his death, in addition to his own «Sigurd Køhn Quartet» from 1994 and «Køhn/Johansen Sextet» from 1999. In 1996 Køhn's first record under his own name was released, More pepper, please. Here Køhn performed the music of Art Pepper, in cooperation with, among others, Dag Arnesen and Jarle Vespestad; the album was well received. He performed with the band a-ha on their tours between 1991–1994, recorded a jazz cover of their song October, he had just finished his last record This Place before the tsunami disaster, due to be released in January 2005 along with a release concert planned January 17.
Because of the tragic events the release of his record was delayed but the concert became a tribute concert to Køhn's music, where many of his friends participated. The record was released by his widow Heidi Køhn on 26 October 2005. Sigurd Køhn and his 16-year-old son Simen drowned after being struck by the tsunami during their vacation in Khao Lak, Thailand on 26 December 2004. 1996: More Pepper, Please 2005: This Place, as S. K. Quartet Within The Real Thing1992: The Real Thing 1992: In New York 1994: A Perfect Match, with Bohuslän Big Band 1995: Live 1995: Pleasure Is An Attitude 2000: Deluxe 2003: New Wrapping Within «Køhn/Johansen Sextet»1999: Woman's Got To Have It 2003: Angels Official website
Angela Kohn, better known as Jacki-O, is an American rapper, signed to her own label Jack Movement Entertainment. She got her first break in 2003 with the bawdy sex rap "Nookie" which garnered the MC comparisons to fellow Southern rapper Trina. Although it was the first time that many had heard of Jacki-O, she kept a high profile, prior to her radio and club successes, with several appearances on Miami-area mixtapes; the success of "Nookie" led Jacki-O to discuss a similar subject matter on her second single, "Sugar Walls," released in 2004 in anticipation of her debut album, Poe Little Rich Girl. Jackie-O has worked with Jim Johnston in producing vocals for WWE entrance themes for Torrie Wilson, Candice Michelle and Stephanie McMahon. In 2014 Jacki-O reported her retirement in rap from her Facebook account. Saying "she was getting closer to God and changing her life around". In 2002, Jacki teamed up with Poe Boy Entertainment to obtain a recording contract, it was downloaded over 200,000 times.
Subsequently, she released "Nookie", which became her biggest hit to date. In 2004, Jacki-O was signed to TVT Records, whereupon she released another music video, "Fine", as well as two more singles, "Slow Down" and "Sugar Walls", her debut album, Poe Little Rich Girl, was released October 26, 2004, selling 20,345 in its first week. Her next mixtape, released four years in 2008, was entitled Jack-Da Rippa and featured the singles "I Got Yo Man", "3rd Eye", "Cool It Now" and "Queen Of The South"; this led to a recording contract with her own label imprint Jackmove Ent. the next year, where she released Lil Red Riding Hood, featuring her newest single, "Baby Mama", as the lead-off track. Following this, she released a mixtape entitled BBBP. In March 2010, Jacki-O announced that she is gearing up for the release of a new street album/mixtape, titled Griselda Blanco, which she plans to release digitally; the first single released from the mixtape was entitled,'Bang Bang,' and was a rumoured verbal attack on fellow female rapper Lil' Kim.
In 2014, Jacki-O announced via her official Facebook account that she transitioned from Gangsta rap to Christian hip hop due to religious commitment, stating that she has been'touched by GOD' and that She will release her next album when the timing is right. Jacki-O's first novel is called Grown & Gangsta, an "urban tale", she is working on an autobiography called Relentless, in which she will "detail her life growing up in Miami, her rise to fame as a rapper, her charity work with people with disabilities." On April 23, 2005, an altercation occurred between Jacki-O and Foxy Brown at Circle House Studios in Miami, Florida. Jacki-O stated that her refusal to "bow down" to Brown was the prime motive in the physical altercation. A day following the incident, she stated to MTV News: "I just know that yesterday I did not go there to get in no altercation. I went to work, I did not know I would be winning an ass-kicking contest. You don't come to somebody's session acting like a clown. Something is wrong with her.
She's washed up. She needs to relax and retire, it ain't happening for her no more."O and Brooklyn native rapper, were in Circle House Studios recording a track titled "Ménage," when in the midst and her business partner Fendi walked in and tried to negotiate to be a feature on the song. Brown, upset by the lack of welcoming in the studio stated: "You don't know who the fuck I am? You need to bow down. That's what's wrong with y'all new rapper hoes." Following a lack of resolution, O claimed she had overheard Brown in the recording booth talking about her. Days Foxy Brown was interviewed to give her take on the incident and denied all of Jacki-O's claims. In response, Jacki-O released a diss track titled, "Tko." The Official Bootleg Free Agent Jack Tha Rippa Grown & Gangsta BBBP Griselda Blanco, La Madrina Straight From The Underground
Michael Thomas Kohn is an American professional baseball pitcher in the Arizona Diamondbacks organization. He was drafted by the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim in the 13th round of the 2008 Major League Baseball draft after playing college baseball at the College of Charleston, he made his MLB debut with the Angels in 2010, has played for the Atlanta Braves. Kohn made his major league debut on July 26, 2010 against the Boston Red Sox at Angel Stadium of Anaheim, he finished the season appearing in 24 games, going 2-0. In 2011, Kohn struggled with control, allowing 10 runs, he spent the entire 2012 season on the disabled list due to Tommy John surgery. Healthy in 2013, Kohn was a bullpen mainstay for the Angels, appearing in a career high 63 games. On September 2, 2014, Kohn was designated for assignment. On September 8, 2014, Kohn chose free agency rather than accepting a demotion to the minors. On October 16, 2014, Kohn signed a major league contract with the Tampa Bay Rays, he was designated for assignment on November 20.
On December 4, 2014, Kohn was signed to a minor league deal by the Atlanta Braves, a deal that included an invite to Spring Training. He began the season with the Gwinnett Braves. On April 24, Kohn made his Braves' debut two days later, he became a free agent on October 5, 2015. On July 21, 2017, Kohn signed a minor league deal with the Twins, he was released on March 25, 2018. On February 8, 2019, Kohn signed a minor league contract with the Diamondbacks. Career statistics and player information from MLB, or ESPN, or Baseball-Reference, or Fangraphs, or The Baseball Cube, or Baseball-Reference Warning: Template:Baseballstats cube= parameter should be updated to a numeric value. Michael Kohn on Twitter