Archive for November, 2011

Thomas Joannes Stieltjes

November 4, 2011

The mathematician Thomas Stieltjes, is known for his work on continued fractions, and the Riemann Stieltjes integral.  His most important paper was published in the Comptes Rendus de l’Académie des Sciences:Recherches sur les fractions continues.  An extended version of this paper was published in the Annales de la Faculté des Sciences de Toulouse, in 1894/95.  This article, where he introduced the Stieltjes integral, was awarded a prize by the Académie des Sciences.

The tomb of T.J. Stieltjes can be found at the cemetery of Terre Cabade in Toulouse (no. 828, section II, division 4).