Thomas Hakon Grönwall

Thomas Hakon Grönwall or Thomas Hakon Gronwall (January 16, 1877 in Dylta bruk, Sweden – May 9, 1932 in New York City, New York) was a Swedish mathematician. He studied at the University College of Stockholm and Uppsala University and completed his Ph.D. at Uppsala in 1898. Grönwall worked for about a year as a civil engineer in Germany before he emigrated to the United States in 1904. He later taught mathematics at Princeton University and from 1925 he was a member of the physics department at Columbia University.[1]

In 1925 he started to collaborate with Victor LaMer, which led to his joining the Department of Physics at Columbia University as an associate in 1927. This connection was a great opportunity. There were no teaching obligations; he had complete control of his own time and an abundance of new intriguing problems to address in physical chemistry and in atomic physics. He developed a solution to higher approximation in the Debye–Hückel theory.

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  1. Hille, Einar (1932). "Thomas Hakon Gronwall—In memoriam". Bull. Amer. Math. Soc. 38: 775–786. doi:10.1090/s0002-9904-1932-05492-1. MR 1562506.

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