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Ahlfors, Lars Valerian

Born: 1907 AD
Died: 1996 AD
Nationality: Finnish
Categories: Mathematicians

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.