Jakob Nielsen and his Contributions to Topology

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    The Danish mathematician Jakob Nielsen won international recognition as
    one of the developers of combinatorial group theory and the topology of
    surfaces. In the period 1925--1951, Nielsen was professor of rational
    mechanics at the Technical University of Denmark; in this connection he wrote
    a highly original textbook in rational mechanics. A biography of Jakob
    Nielsen, to be included in a monograph on the history of topology, has
    been written; it contains new informations about his relations to other
    mathematicians and a description of his pioneering work in the topology of
    surfaces.
    StatusActive
    Effective start/end date01/06/1996 → …