Axel Johannes Malmquist

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Axel Johannes Malmquist (19 October 1882, in Hammars parish, Örebro county – 24 February 1952, in Solna) was a Swedish mathematician working in the area of ordinary differential equations.

He studied in the University of Stockholm in 1900-1907 and obtained PhD in Stockholm in 1909. He worked in the university of Stockholm in 1903-1913, and then became a professor in the Stockholm Institute of Technology.

His most famous results are Malmquist theorems on first order algebraic differential equations, and discovery of Hamiltonian structure of Painleve equations.


  • Axel Johannes Malmquist at the Mathematics Genealogy Project
  • Pleijel, Åke (1952), "Johannes Malmquist in memoriam", Acta Mathematica, 88 (1): ix–xii, doi:10.1007/BF02392127

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