Harald Bergström was a Swedish mathematician, specializing in probability theory.

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Education

Harald Bergström studied mathematics, physics and chemistry at the University of Uppsala and received in 1931 his master's degree. From 1932 to 1934 he taught at secondary schools and then worked as a research assistant at the University of Uppsala. There he received his Ph.D. in 1938 and taught until 1945.

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Career

In 1946 he moved to Chalmers University of Technology in Göteborg, where in 1949 he was appointed a professor of applied mathematics. In 1960 he was also appointed a professor for numerical analysis and mathematical statistics. In 1974 he retired as professor emeritus.

At the University of Uppsala, Harald Bergström did research mainly on algebraic number fields and related topics. After his move to Chalmers University of Technology, he focused on probability theory and statistics. He made important contributions to central limit theorems and the theory of alpha stable distributions.

He was an invited speaker at the International Congress of Mathematicians in 1936 at Oslo and in 1950 at Cambridge, Massachusetts. In 1973 Chalmers University of Technology published a book of essays in honour of his sixty-fifth birthday. 8. 26. 6. 4. On the central limit theorem in the space Rk, k > 1 28, 1945, pp.

32, 1949, pp. 18. Part 1: 1957 198, pp. Part 2: 1958 199, pp.