Famous Mathematicians from Sweden

List of notable or famous mathematicians from Sweden, with bios and photos, including the top mathematicians born in Sweden and even some popular mathematicians who immigrated to Sweden. If you're trying to find out the names of famous Swedish 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 Sweden is included when available.

People on this list include Harald Cramér and Björn Engquist.

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

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  • Albert Victor Bäcklund
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    Albert Victor Bäcklund (January 11, 1845 – February 23, 1922) was a Swedish mathematician and physicist. He was a professor at Lund University and its rector from 1907 to 1909. He was born in Malmöhus County, now Skåne County, in southern Sweden and became a student at the nearby University of Lund in 1861. In 1864 he started to work for the observatory, and received his Ph.D. in 1868 working on methods to obtain the latitude of a place by astronomical observations. He was awarded the title of associate professor in Mechanics and Mathematical Physics in 1878, and elected Fellow of the Swedish Academy of Science in 1888. In 1897 he became a full professor. In 1874 he was awarded a travel ...more
    • Age: Dec. at 77 (1845-1922)
    • Birthplace: Skåne County, Sweden
  • Anders Lindstedt
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    Anders Lindstedt

    Anders Lindstedt (27 June 1854 – 16 May 1939) was a Swedish mathematician, astronomer, and actuarial scientist, known for the Lindstedt-Poincaré method.
    • Age: Dec. at 84 (1854-1939)
    • Birthplace: Dalarna, Sweden
  • Arne Beurling
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    Arne Beurling

    Arne Carl-August Beurling (3 February 1905 – 20 November 1986) was a Swedish mathematician and professor of mathematics at Uppsala University (1937–1954) and later at the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton, New Jersey. Beurling worked extensively in harmonic analysis, complex analysis and potential theory. The "Beurling factorization" helped mathematical scientists to understand the Wold decomposition, and inspired further work on the invariant subspaces of linear operators and operator algebras, e.g. Håkan Hedenmalm's factorization theorem for Bergman spaces.
    • Age: Dec. at 81 (1905-1986)
    • Birthplace: Gothenburg, Sweden
  • Arne Meurman
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    Arne Meurman (born April 6, 1956) is a Swedish mathematician working on finite groups and vertex operator algebras. Currently he is a professor at Lund University. He is best known for constructing the monster vertex algebra together with Igor Frenkel and James Lepowsky. He is interested in chess.
    • Age: 66
  • Björn Engquist
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    Björn Engquist (also Bjorn Engquist; born 2 June 1945 in Stockholm) has been a leading contributor in the areas of multiscale modeling and scientific computing, and a productive educator of applied mathematicians.
    • Age: 77
    • Birthplace: Stockholm, Sweden
  • David Enskog
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    David Enskog (April 22, 1884, Västra Ämtervik, Sunne – June 1, 1947, Stockholm) was a Swedish mathematical physicist. Enskog helped develop the kinetic theory of gases by extending the Maxwell–Boltzmann equations.
    • Age: Dec. at 63 (1884-1947)
    • Birthplace: Sunne Municipality, Sweden