Axel Thue

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Thue, Axel


Born Feb. 19, 1863, in Tönsberg; died Mar. 7, 1922, in Christiania (now Oslo). Norwegian mathematician.

Thue studied in Christiania, Leipzig, and Berlin. In 1903 he became a professor of mathematics at the University of Christiania. His principal works deal with number theory, in particular, the theory of Diophantine equations.

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Mathematician Axel Thue discovered in Thue (1912) the Prouhet-Thue-Morse sequence while studying avoidable patterns in binary sequences of symbols, e.g., 0, 1.
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Berstel, "Axel Thue's work on repetitions in words".