Person: Lindelöf, Ernst
Ernst Lindelöf was a Finnish mathematician who worked on topology and partial differential equations. He also wrote on the history of Scandinavian mathematics.
Mathematical Profile (Excerpt):
- Lindelöf spent the year 1891 in Stockholm, and the years 1893-94 in Paris returning to Helsingfors where he graduated in 1895.
- Lindelöf remained as professor of mathematics in Helsinki until he retired in 1938.
- Lindelöf supported his new country undertaking his university duties with great enthusiasm.
- Lindelöf's first work in 1890 was on the existence of solutions for differential equations.
- Later in his life Lindelöf gave up research to devote himself to teaching and writing his excellent textbooks.
- Another important role which Lindelöf played in Finland was the encouragement of the study of the history of mathematics in that country.
Born 7 March 1870, Helsingfors, Russian Empire (now Helsinki, Finland). Died 4 June 1946, Helsinki, Finland.
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- O’Connor, John J; Robertson, Edmund F: MacTutor History of Mathematics Archive