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.

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)