Olav A Laudal
University of Oslo, Norway
Olav Arnfinn Laudal was born in Kirkenes.He finished his secondary education in 1954 in Mandal, and enrolled in the University of Oslo in the same year. He studied at Ecole Normale Superieure from 1957, but in 1958 he was back in Oslo and took the candidata realium degree.He was appointed as lecturer at the University of Oslo in 1962. His most notable book is 1979s Formal Moduli of Algebraic Structures. He was among the founders of the Abel Prize, and has been involved in the International Centre for Theoretical Physics. He is a member of the Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters, and has been a deputy member of Baerum municipal council for the Socialist Left Party.
Commutative Algebras, Deformation Theory