Quick Facts
Intro  Danish mathematician  
Is  Mathematician  
From  Denmark  
Type  Mathematics  
Gender  male  
Birth  25 August 1938  
Age  82 years  
Star sign  Virgo  
Family 

Biography
Flemming Topsøe (born 25 August 1938 in Aarhus, Denmark) is a Danish mathematician, and is emeritus in the mathematics department of the University of Copenhagen. He is the author of several mathematical science works, among them works about analysis, probability theory and information theory. He is the older brother of the engineer Henrik Topsøe (born 1944), son of the engineer Haldor Topsøe (1913–2013) and greatgrandson of the crystallographer and chemist Haldor Topsøe (1842–1935).
Topsøe completed his magister degree in mathematics at Aarhus University in 1962 . After spending a year at the University of Cambridge in 19651966, he finished his PhD in 1971 at the University of Copenhagen. His thesis was titled Topology and Measure, and was later published by Springer. He was leader of the Danish Mathematical Society 1978–1982 and dynamic leader of Euromath 1983–1998, a great project about expansion of Internetbased services to mathematics societies in Europe and Russia. He received a Hlavka memorial medal in 1992 and a B. Bolzano honorary medal in 2006 of the Czechoslovak Academy of Sciences for his mathematical contributions.
Books
 Topsøe, Flemming (1990). Spontaneous phenomena : a mathematical analysis. Translated by Stillwell, John. Oxford: Elsevier Science. ISBN 9780323160384. OCLC 843202655.
 Topsøe, Flemming (1973). Informationsteori (in Danish). Gyldendal. ISBN 9788700962316. OCLC 466446962.
 Topsøe, Flemming (1970). Topology and measure. Berlin New York: SpringerVerlag. ISBN 9783540362845. OCLC 295009759.