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Fields Medal Prize Winners (1936)
Lars Valerian AHLFORS

born April 18, 1907, Helsinki
Harvard University

Awarded medal for research on covering surfaces related to Riemann surfaces of inverse functions of entire and meromorphic functions. Opened up a new fileds of analysis.


born July 3, 1897, New York City
Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Did important work of the Plateau problem which is concerned with finding minimal surfaces connecting and determined by some fixed boundary.


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The Website of International Congress of Mathematicians, Berlin 1998.

Albers, Donald J.; Alexanderson, G. L.; Reid, Constance:
International mathematical congresses. An illustrated history 1893 - 1986
Rev. ed. including ICM 1986. Springer-Verlag, New York, 1986

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