Ahlfors, Lars Valerian
1907 - Born on the 18th of April in Helsinki, Finland.
1924 - He studied at Helsinki University, Finland.
1928 - He graduated, having studied under Ernst Lindelof and Rolf Nevanlinna.
1929 - He assisted Nevanlinna with his work on Denjoy's conjecture.
- He was appointed lecturer in mathematics at the Abo Akademi (in Turku).
1930 - He completed his doctorate.
1935 - He went to Harvard University, USA.
1936 - He was one of the first two people to be awarded the Fields Medal.
1938 - He returned to Finland to take up a post at the University of Helsinki.
1944 - He was offered a post at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology at Zurich.
1945 - He accepted a job at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology at Zurich.
1964 - He was William Caspar Graustein Professor of Mathematics.
1968 - He was awarded the Vihuri Prize.
1977 - He returned to work at Harvard where he remained until he retired.
1981 - He received an award the "Wolf Prize in Mathematics".
1996 - He died on the 11th of October.
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