Bent Fuglede

Mathematician, Academic

1925 –

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Who is Bent Fuglede?

Bent Fuglede is a Danish mathematician and, since 1992, retired professor from University of Copenhagen.

He is known for his contributions to mathematical analysis, in particular functional analysis, where he has proved Fuglede's theorem and stated Fuglede's conjecture.

Fuglede graduated from Skt. Jørgens Gymnasium 1943 and received his mag. scient. og cand. mag. in 1948 at the University of Copenhagen after which he studied in USA until 1951. In 1952 he was employed as scientific assistant at Den Polytekniske Læreanstalt and in 1954 as amanuensis at Matematisk Institut University of Copenhagen, in 1958 associate professor, and in 1959 head of department. Fuglede also spent one year in Lund as Nordic docent. Fuglede received his dr.phil. in 1960 from the University of Copenhagen; his doctoral advisor was Børge Jessen. after which he became professor of math at Danmarks tekniske Højskole. In 1965 he became professor of math at the University of Copenhagen, where he stayed until his retirement in 1992.

He is a member of the Royal Danish Academy of Sciences and Letters, the Finnish Academy of Science and Letters. and the Bayern Academy of Science. In 2012 he became a fellow of the American Mathematical Society.

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Oct 8, 1925
  • Denmark

on July 23, 2013


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