The Mathematician Sophus Lie: It was the Audacity of My by Arild Stubhaug

By Arild Stubhaug

Sophus Lie (1842-1899) is absolutely one in all Norway's maximum medical skills. His mathematical works have made him well-known worldwide at the least Niels Henrik Abel. The phrases Lie teams and Lie algebra are this present day a part of the normal mathematical vocabulary.
In his entire biography the writer Arild Stubhaug allow us to come just about either the individual Sophus Lie and his time. We persist with him via adolescence on the vicarage in Nordfjordeid, his starting to be up in Moss, tuition and learning in Christiania, vacationing in Europe and his contacts with the top mathematicians of his time. the tutorial and clinical occupation introduced Lie from Christiania to Leipzig as professor, prior to the try to name him again to Norway, while she stood at the threshhold to nationwide sovereignty, used to be successful.

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Lars Lie was a temporarily appointed stipendiary magistrate when he and his wife, Caspara Fredrikke Gill, left H0land for Copenhagen in 1804, probably so that he could obtain a more remunerative position. By then, the couple had three sons to care for, but they took only the eldest son John with them to Copenhagen. The other two boys were left with relatives and "brave Peasants" in H0land. The younger of the two left in H0land was christened Johan Herman. This Johan Herman, usually simply called Johan, would in time become a priest and as well, weH, the father of Sophus Lie.

But strange as it seemed, both the man and the boat came ashore on a sharp bend further downstream. The man had managed to hold the boat clear, through the roiling mass of water, from the rocks and boulders Vicar Lie's that would otherwise have smashed it like an eggshell. And the moral of ofVicar story was that despite the man's composure and presence of mind in those critical seconds, he did not pride himself hirnself in his ability, but placed his life in the hands of God. There were six hired hands at the vicarage, and six housemaids, two horses, twenty-five cattle and sixty sheep and goats.

Both her father, Major M. C. Stabell, and her mother, nee nee Scharffenberg, had proud genealogies to look back upon. Right back to Councillor Stab Stabell's ell's time in the 1600s, generations of the Stabell family had belonged to Trondheim society and asserted themselves both in schooling and in commerce, while the branches of the Scharffenberg family tree bowed down heavily under the weight of its many gold-braided officers. Johan Lie seems to have been a particularly brilliant and popular teacher at the Molde Grammar School.

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