Person: Nielsen, Niels
Niels Nielsen was a Danish mathematician who worked on special functions and number theory.
Mathematical Profile (Excerpt):
- Nielsen entered the University of Copenhagen in 1885 and graduated from there in 1891.
- Nielsen became a university teacher in 1905 and he succeeded Petersen as professor at Copenhagen in 1909.
- Géomètres français sous la révolution Ⓣ(French Surveyors in the revolution), containing biographies of 76 mathematicians was published in 1929 (and has proved very useful to the authors of this archive) and Géomètres français du dix-huitième siècle Ⓣ(French Surveyors of the eighteenth century), containing biographies of 153 mathematicians, was published after Nielsen's death.
Born 2 December 1865, Orslev, Denmark. Died 16 September 1931, Copenhagen, Denmark.
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- O’Connor, John J; Robertson, Edmund F: MacTutor History of Mathematics Archive