History of the department of mathematics
Mathematics was the first subject taught when Stockholm University was founded in 1878 and the first professor at the university was Gösta Mittag-Leffler, in mathematics.
The first female math professor
The first female professor of mathematics in history was Sonja Kovalevsky (1850-91), at Stockholm University.
Mathematical Statistics and Insurance Mathematics
In 1929 the Institute of Insurance Mathematics and Mathematical Statistics was founded to benefit insurance mathematics in Sweden. The institute is now part of the Division of Mathematical Statistics. Its first research leader was professor Harald Cramér.
Professor Rolf Sundberg has written a History of the division of Mathematical Statistics.
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Yngve Domar, professor emeritus in mathematics at Uppsala University,
has written an essay about the mathematical research during the first decades of Stockholm University, available here.
Professor Jan-Erik Björk has written an essay about the life and literary works of Sonja Kovalevsky (pdf).
December 2, 2014
Source: Department of Mathematics