Lars Hesselholt

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Lars Hesselholt (born September 25, 1966) is a Danish mathematician who works as a professor of mathematics at Nagoya University in Japan, as well as holding a temporary position as Niels Bohr Professor at the University of Copenhagen.[1][2] His research interests include homotopy theory,[3] algebraic K-theory,[3] and arithmetic algebraic geometry.[2]

Hesselholt was born in Vejrumbro, a village in the Viborg Municipality of Denmark.[1] He studied at Aarhus University, earning a bachelor's degree in 1988, a master's degree in 1992, and a Ph.D. in 1994;[1] his dissertation, supervised by Ib Madsen, concerned K-theory.[4] After postdoctoral studies at the Mittag-Leffler Institute, he joined the faculty of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1994 as a C.L.E. Moore instructor, and stayed at MIT as an assistant and then associate professor, before moving to Nagoya in 2008.[1] Hesselholt's wife is Japanese, and when he joined the Nagoya faculty he became the first westerner with a full professorship in mathematics in Japan.[2] He is the managing editor of the Nagoya Mathematical Journal.[5]

Hesselholt became a Sloan fellow in 1998,[6] and was an invited speaker at the International Congress of Mathematicians in 2002.[7] In 2012, he became one of the inaugural fellows of the American Mathematical Society,[8] and a foreign member of the Royal Danish Academy of Sciences and Letters.[3][9]


  1. ^ a b c d Curriculum vitae, retrieved 2015-02-18.
  2. ^ a b c Hesselholt receives Niels Bohr professorship, Univ. of Copenhagen, Dept. of Mathematical Sciences, July 12, 2012, retrieved 2015-02-18.
  3. ^ a b c Member profile Archived 2015-02-19 at, Royal Danish Academy of Sciences, retrieved 2015-02-18.
  4. ^ Lars Hesselholt at the Mathematics Genealogy Project
  5. ^ Editorial board, Nagoya Mathematical Journal, Project Euclid, retrieved 2015-02-18.
  6. ^ Past fellows, Sloan Foundation, retrieved 2015-02-19.
  7. ^ Hesselholt, Lars (2002), "Algebraic $K$-theory and trace invariants", Proceedings of the International Congress of Mathematicians, Vol. II (Beijing, 2002), Beijing: Higher Ed. Press, pp. 415–425, MR 1957052.
  8. ^ List of Fellows of the American Mathematical Society, retrieved 2015-02-18.
  9. ^ Recent prize recipients, Univ. of Nagoya, Graduate School of Mathematics, retrieved 2015-02-18.

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