Person: Christiansen, Bent
Bent Christiansen was a Danish mathematician important in the development of mathematical education in Denmark.
Mathematical Profile (Excerpt):
- However Christiansen was able to study mathematics, astronomy, physics, and chemistry at the University despite the difficult situation.
- Another mathematician in this archive, namely Asger Aaboe who one year behind Christiansen, was studying exactly the same topics at the University of Copenhagen.
- Christiansen received his Candidate's degree in mathematics in 1944.
- Although it had been founded as an educational establishment in 1861, it only achieved university status in 1951, a few years before Christiansen taught there.
- The appointment was arranged through UNESCO (United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization), an organisation that played an important part in Christiansen's life with its major role to support educational and science programmes.
- Christiansen retired from his professorship at the Royal Danish School of Educational Studies in 1991.
- Bent Christiansen died on the 3rd September 1996.
Born 7 May 1921, Aalborg, Denmark. Died 3 September 1996, Copenhagen, Denmark.
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- O’Connor, John J; Robertson, Edmund F: MacTutor History of Mathematics Archive