Bent Fuglede

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Bent Fuglede
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Bent Fuglede, 1972
BornOctober 8, 1925
Scientific career

Bent Fuglede (born October 8, 1925) is a Danish mathematician and, since 1992, retired professor (emeritus) from University of Copenhagen.[1]

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.[2]

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.[3][4] Fuglede also spent one year in Lund (Sweden) as Nordic docent.[4] Fuglede received his dr.phil. (Ph.D.) in 1960 from the University of Copenhagen; his doctoral advisor was Børge Jessen.[5] 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,[6] the Finnish Academy of Science and Letters.[7] and the Bayerische Akademie der Wissenschaften.[4] In 2012 he became a fellow of the American Mathematical Society.[8]


  • Fuglede, Bent (1972). Finely Harmonic Functions. Lecture Notes in Mathematics. 289. Springer-Verlag. ISBN 978-3-540-06005-5.
  • Fuglede, Bent; Eells, James (2001). Harmonic maps between Riemannian polyhedra. Cambridge tracts in mathematics. 142. Cambridge University Press. ISBN 0-521-77311-3.


  1. ^ Fakta: Bent Fuglede , fhv. professor, dr.phil. Navnedatabasen. Navnelisten, 25.05.2002 (access via Infomedia)
  2. ^ Amiot, E.; Weisstein, E.W. "Fuglede's Conjecture". MathWorld--A Wolfram Web Resource.
  3. ^ 70 år: Bent Fuglede Politiken, 07.10.1995, 1. sektion, Side 15
  4. ^ a b c Matematik for viderekomne. 70 i dag Berlingske Tidende, 08.10.1995, 2.sekt, Magasin, Side 13
  5. ^ Bent Fuglede at the Mathematics Genealogy Project
  6. ^ Royal Academy webpage
  7. ^ Foreign members Archived 2014-10-09 at the Wayback Machine, Finnish Academy of Science and Letters, retrieved 2010-02-16.
  8. ^ List of Fellows of the American Mathematical Society, retrieved 2012-12-29.

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