Ole Michael Ludvigsen Selberg

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Ole Selberg
Born Ole Michael Ludvigsen Selberg
(1877-10-07)7 October 1877
Flora, Norway
Died 11 December 1950(1950-12-11) (aged 73)
Voss, Norway
Nationality Norwegian
Occupation Mathematician and educator
Spouse(s) Anna Kristina Brigtsdatter Skeie
Children Sigmund Selberg
Arne Selberg
Henrik Selberg
Atle Selberg

Ole Michael Ludvigsen Selberg (7 October 1877 – 11 December 1950) was a Norwegian mathematician and educator. He was born in Flora. He was married to Anna Kristina Brigtsdatter Skeie, and the father of Sigmund, Arne, Henrik and Atle Selberg. His thesis from 1925 treated the theory of algebraic equations. Three of his sons became professors of mathematics, and one was professor of engineering. During the occupation of Norway by Nazi Germany Selberg was a member of the Nazi party Nasjonal Samling. He is also known for his large collection of mathematics literature, which has later been donated to the Norwegian University of Science and Technology.[1][2]


  1. ^ Baas, Nils Andreas. "Ole Michael Ludvigsen Selberg". In Helle, Knut. Norsk biografisk leksikon (in Norwegian). Oslo: Kunnskapsforlaget. Retrieved 6 November 2012. 
  2. ^ Godal, Anne Marit (ed.). "Ole Michael Selberg". Store norske leksikon (in Norwegian). Oslo: Norsk nettleksikon. Retrieved 6 November 2012.