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
School of Mathematics
Member
School of Mathematics

Degrees

Univ of Helsinki
Ph.D.
1930

Honors

1978
ScD London Univ
1977
PhD(hc) Univ of Zürich
LLD(hc) Boston College
NAS
PhD(hc) Åbo Akademi, Finland
1936
Fields Medal