Lars Ahlfors

Wihuri International Prize 1968

Lars Ahlfors
Mathematics

Born 18 April 1907 in Helsinki, Finland
Died 11 October 1996 in Pittsfield, Massachusetts

Studied in Helsinki
Lector in Mathematics, Åbo Akademi 1929–1932
Adjunct Professor of Mathematics at the University of Helsinki 1932–1935, Professor 1938–1944
Assistant Professor of Mathematies at Harvard 1935–1938
Professor at the University of Zurich 1945–1946
Professor of Mathematics at Harvard 1946–1977
Chairman of the Department of Mathematies 1948–1950
Named W.C. Graustein Professor 1964
Professor Emeritus since 1977


Honorary Member:

Societas Scientiarum Fennica

Member:

Academia Scientiarum Fennica, Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences, National Academy of Sciences, Danish Academy of Science
Awarded honorary degrees by Åbo Akademi,
Boston College, University of Zurich and
London University

Publications

  • Complex Analysis, 1953
  • Lectures on Quasiconformal Mappings, 1966
  • Conformal Invariants, 1973

Papers on

  • Analytic functions, conformal mappings, Riemann surfaces, quasiconformal mappings and Kleinian groups

Field’s Medal for Mathematical Research at the International Congress of Mathematicians, Oslo 1936,
Wolf Foundation Prize, 1981
Steele prize, 1982.

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