# Famous Mathematicians from Norway

List of notable or famous mathematicians from Norway, with bios and photos, including the top mathematicians born in Norway and even some popular mathematicians who immigrated to Norway. If you're trying to find out the names of famous Norwegian mathematicians then this list is the perfect resource for you. These mathematicians are among the most prominent in their field, and information about each well-known mathematician from Norway is included when available.

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This historic mathematicians from Norway list can help answer the questions "Who are some Norwegian mathematicians of note?" and "Who are the most famous mathematicians from Norway?" These prominent mathematicians of Norway may or may not be currently alive, but what they all have in common is that they're all respected Norwegian mathematicians.

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## Idun Reiten

Idun Reiten (born 1 January 1942) is a Norwegian professor of mathematics. She is considered to be one of Norway's greatest mathematicians today.

**Age:**80**Birthplace:**Norway

- Arne Bernhard Sletsjøe (sometimes shown as Arne Slettsjø, born 8 April 1960) is a Norwegian mathematician and retired sprint canoer who competed internationally in the mid to late 1980s. He won two medals in the K-4 10000 m event at the ICF Canoe Sprint World Championships with a gold in 1987 and a silver in 1983. Sletsjøe also competed in two Summer Olympics in the K-4 1000 m event. At the 1984 Summer Olympics in Los Angeles, he was eliminated in the semifinals. Four years later in Seoul, Sletsjøe and his teammates made the semifinals, but did not finish. Sletsjøe later served as president of the Norwegian Canoe/ Kayak Federation. He finished his secondary education at Oslo Cathedral ...more
**Age:**62**Birthplace:**Norway

- Photo: Metaweb (FB) / CC-BY-SA-2.0Atle Selberg (14 June 1917 – 6 August 2007) was a Norwegian mathematician known for his work in analytic number theory, and in the theory of automorphic forms, in particular bringing them into relation with spectral theory. He was awarded the Fields Medal in 1950.
**Age:**Dec. at 90 (1917-2007)**Birthplace:**Langesund, Bamble, Norway

- Photo: Metaweb (FB) / Public domainAxel Thue (Norwegian: [tʉː]; 19 February 1863 – 7 March 1922), was a Norwegian mathematician, known for his original work in diophantine approximation and combinatorics.
**Age:**Dec. at 59 (1863-1922)**Birthplace:**Tønsberg, Norway