Lennart Carleson

Swedish mathematician

Lennart Axel Edvard Carleson (born 18 March 1928) is a Swedish mathematician. He is known as a leader in the field of harmonic analysis and for his proof of Lusin's conjecture. He was awarded the Wolf Prize in Mathematics in 1992, the Lomonosov Gold Medal in 2002, the Sylvester Medal in 2003, and the Abel Prize in 2006.

Lennart Carleson
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Lennart Carleson in May 2006.
Born (1928-03-18) 18 March 1928 (age 95)
Alma materUppsala University
Known forCarleson–Jacobs theorem
AwardsAbel Prize (2006)
Sylvester Medal (2003)
Lomonosov Gold Medal (2002)
Wolf Prize (1992)
Leroy P. Steele Prize (1984)
Scientific career
InstitutionsRoyal Institute of Technology
Uppsala University
University of California, Los Angeles
Doctoral advisorArne Beurling
Doctoral studentsSvante Janson
Warwick Tucker

He is a member of the Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters.[1] In 2012 he became a fellow of the American Mathematical Society.[2]


  1. "Gruppe 1: Matematiske fag" (in Norwegian). Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters. Archived from the original on 10 November 2013. Retrieved 7 October 2010.
  2. List of Fellows of the American Mathematical Society, retrieved 2012-11-10.