Sonja Lyttkens became in 1956 the second woman in Sweden with a doctorate in mathematics on a doctoral thesis that dealt with harmonic analysis.
In 1963 she became the Country's first lecturer in mathematics, a service she held until 1984. Lyttkens was also involved in the work to improve women's conditions in the academic world.
In addition to her work, Lyttkens devoted herself to watercolor painting and had already had several exhibitions before she retired. Her watercolours are represented at the Swedish public art Agency.
As recently as 1986, Lyttkens published a work: General Tauberian Theorems connected with a Theorem of Korenblum. After retiring, Lyttkens devoted herself entirely to watercolor painting.
Burial site: 0327-2121
Image description: Sonja Lyttkens at the Lake Vin, unknown year. Photo: From private collection. [The image is cropped]
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