Lars Ahlfors

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Lars Ahlfors
from Mathematisches Institut Oberwolfach
Born(1907-04-18)18 April 1907
Died11 October 1996(1996-10-11) (aged 89)
Alma materUniversity of Helsinki
Known forDenjoy-Carleman-Ahlfors theorem
Ahlfors finiteness theorem for Kleinian groups
Ahlfors theory
AwardsFields Medal (1936)
Wihuri International Prize (1968)
Wolf Prize (1981)
Leroy P. Steele Prize (1982)
Scientific career
InstitutionsUniversity of Helsinki
ETH Zurich
Harvard University
Doctoral advisorErnst Lindelöf
Rolf Nevanlinna
Doctoral studentsPaul Garabedian
Dale Husemoller
Albert Marden
Robert Osserman
Henry O. Pollak
Halsey Royde

Lars Valerian Ahlfors (18 April 1907 – 11 October 1996) was a Finnish mathematician known for his work in the field of complex analysis.

Bibliography[change | change source]

  • Complex Analysis: an Introduction to the Theory of Analytic Functions of One Complex Variable (1953,[1] 1966, 1979) (ISBN 0-07-000657-1)
  • Contributions to the Theory of Riemann Surfaces: Annals of Mathematics Studies (1953) (ISBN 0-691-07939-0) (co-author and co-editor)
  • Ahlfors, Lars (February 1966). "Fundamental Polyhedrons and Limit Point Sets of Kleinian Groups". Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. 55 (2): 251–254. Bibcode:1966PNAS...55..251A. doi:10.1073/pnas.55.2.251. PMC 224131. PMID 16591331.

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References[change | change source]

  1. Schaeffer, A. C. (1953). "Review: Complex analysis. By Lars V. Ahlfors" (PDF). Bull. Amer. Math. Soc. 59 (5): 464–467. doi:10.1090/S0002-9904-1953-09722-1.