Åke Pleijel

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Åke Pleijel
Born(1913-08-10)10 August 1913
Died24 September 1989(1989-09-24) (aged 76)
Nationality Swedish
Alma materStockholm University
Scientific career
InstitutionsLund University
Uppsala University
Doctoral advisorTorsten Carleman

Åke Pleijel (10 August 1913 – 24 September 1989) was a Swedish mathematician.

He completed his Ph.D. in mathematics at Stockholm University in 1940 (with Torsten Carleman as supervisor), and later became Professor of Mathematics at Uppsala University.

Åke Pleijel published the paper Minakshisundaram & Pleijel (1949) in which the Minakshisundaram–Pleijel zeta function was introduced.


  • Minakshisundaram, S.; Pleijel, Å. (1949), "Some properties of the eigenfunctions of the Laplace-operator on Riemannian manifolds", Canadian Journal of Mathematics, 1: 242–256, doi:10.4153/CJM-1949-021-5, ISSN 0008-414X, MR 0031145

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