# Mathematician:Peter Ludwig Mejdell Sylow

## 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)