Felix Iversen

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Felix Christian Herbert Iversen (22 October 1887 - 31 July 1973) was a Finnish mathematician[1] and a pacifist.[2] He was a student of Ernst Lindelöf,[3] and later an associate professor of mathematics at the University of Helsinki.[4] Although he stopped performing serious research in mathematics around 1922, he continued working as a professor until his retirement in 1954 and published a textbook on mathematics in 1950.[1] The Soviet Union awarded Felix Iversen the Stalin Peace Prize in 1954.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Elfving, Gustav (1981), The History of Mathematics in Finland, 1828-1918, History of learning and science in Finland, 1828-1918, Societas Scientiarum Fennica, Frenckell, pp. 175–177 .
  2. ^ Hackman, Thomas; Huumo, Katja (1999), "Pacifism and conscientious objection in Finland, 1918–1945", in Brock, Peter; Socknat, Thomas Paul, Challenge to Mars: Essays on Pacifism from 1918 to 1945, University of Toronto Press, pp. 41–59, ISBN 9780802043719 .
  3. ^ Felix Iversen at the Mathematics Genealogy Project
  4. ^ a b "Stalin Peace Prizes", The American Peoples Encyclopedia Yearbook: Events and Personalities, Spencer Press, 1955, p. 560 .