# Mathematician:Peter Ludwig Mejdell Sylow

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## Mathematician

**Ludwig Sylow** was a Norwegian mathematician who established some important facts on the topic of subgroups of prime order.

After retiring from a career of schoolteaching he was appointed to a position as a University professor at the age of $65$.

His name is pronounced something like **Soolof**.

## Nationality

Norwegian

## History

- Born: 12 December 1832, Christiania (now Oslo), Norway
- 1898: Appointed professor at Christiania University , where Sophus Lie had created a special chair for him
- Died: 7 September 1918, Christiania (now Oslo), Norway

## Theorems

Results named for **Peter Ludwig Mejdell Sylow** can be found here.

Definitions of concepts named for **Peter Ludwig Mejdell Sylow** can be found here.

## Publicatons

- 1872:
*Théorèmes sur les Groupes de Substitutions*(*Math. Ann.***Vol. 5**: pp. 584 – 594)

## Sources

- John J. O'Connor and Edmund F. Robertson: "Peter Ludwig Mejdell Sylow": MacTutor History of Mathematics archive

- 1996: John F. Humphreys:
*A Course in Group Theory*... (previous) ... (next): Chapter $11$: The Sylow Theorems: Summary for Chapter $11$