Atle Selberg

1917 - 2007

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Atle Selberg (14 June 1917 – 6 August 2007) was a Norwegian mathematician known for his work in analytic number theory and the theory of automorphic forms, and in particular for bringing them into relation with spectral theory. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Atle Selberg has received more than 117,866 page views. His biography is available in 39 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 37 in 2019). Atle Selberg is the 238th most popular mathematician (down from 210th in 2019), the 89th most popular biography from Norway (down from 70th in 2019) and the 3rd most popular Norwegian Mathematician.

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Among mathematicians, Atle Selberg ranks 238 out of 828Before him are Marcel Grossmann, Johannes de Sacrobosco, Lloyd Shapley, Stanislaw Ulam, Henri Cartan, and George Atwood. After him are Robert Recorde, Theaetetus, Al-Khazini, Israel Gelfand, Igor Ansoff, and Jean-Robert Argand.

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Among people born in 1917, Atle Selberg ranks 88Before him are Irving Penn, Yevgeny Khaldei, Pedro Infante, Urie Bronfenbrenner, Chung Il-kwon, and Yigael Yadin. After him are Otto Kittel, Pál Maléter, Asmahan, Andrew Wyeth, Maurice Trintignant, and Augusto Roa Bastos. Among people deceased in 2007, Atle Selberg ranks 64Before him are Ira Levin, Alan MacDiarmid, Magda Szabó, Ettore Sottsass, Michel Serrault, and Al Oerter. After him are Princess Katherine of Greece and Denmark, Jean-Marie Lustiger, Ashraf Marwan, Taha Yassin Ramadan, Lothar-Günther Buchheim, and Yvonne De Carlo.

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Among people born in Norway, Atle Selberg ranks 89 out of 735Before him are Haakon Ericsson (995), Eystein I of Norway (1088), Jan Garbarek (1947), Kristian Birkeland (1867), Otto Sverdrup (1854), and Kirsten Flagstad (1895). After him are Trygve Gulbranssen (1894), Morten Harket (1959), Herbjørg Wassmo (1942), Alexander Kielland (1849), Naddodd (900), and Martin Vahl (1749).


Among mathematicians born in Norway, Atle Selberg ranks 3Before him are Niels Henrik Abel (1802) and Sophus Lie (1842). After him are Caspar Wessel (1745), Viggo Brun (1885), Cato Maximilian Guldberg (1836), Peter Ludwig Mejdell Sylow (1832), Bernt Michael Holmboe (1795), Axel Thue (1863), Thoralf Skolem (1887), Carl Størmer (1874), and Øystein Ore (1899).