Notices of the International Congress of Chinese Mathematicians

Volume 3 (2015)

Number 1

Sophus Lie: A Real Giant in Mathematics

Pages: 66 – 80



Lizhen Ji (Department of Mathematics, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Mich., U.S.A.)


This article presents a brief introduction to the life and work of Sophus Lie, in particular his early fruitful interaction and later conflict with Felix Klein in connection with the Erlangen program, his productive writing collaboration with Friedrich Engel, and the publication and editing of his collected works.

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