Past Member

Lars Valerian Ahlfors

Affiliation
Mathematics

From The New York Times:

"In 1936, he was awarded the first Fields Medal… Dr. Ahlfors was best known for his contributions to complex analysis, a fundamental subject that has applications ranging from number theory to modern physics. He whetted his appetite in his native Helsinki, Finland, when his mentors at Helsinki University interested him in the analysis of mathematical and algebraic complexes. His research in Helsinki and at the Polytechnic Institute in Zurich resulted in his innovative approach to conformal mapping and a noted study of the asymptotic values of an entire function." 

"Lars V. Ahlfors, 89, Pioneer in the Outer Reaches of Higher Math," The New York Times

Fields Medalist, 1936

Dates at IAS
Member
  • Mathematics
9/19661/1967
Member
  • Mathematics
9/19621/1963
Degrees
Univ of Helsinki Ph.D., 1930
Honors
ScD London Univ 1978
PhD(hc) Univ of Zürich 1977
Fields Medal 1936
LLD(hc) Boston College
NAS
PhD(hc) Åbo Akademi, Finland