Whittaker, E. T. (Edmund Taylor), 1873-1956

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Birth 1873-10-24
Death 1956-03-24
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Edmund Taylor Whittaker, born in 1873 in Southport, England, was a mathematician, astronomer and philosopher. He attended Trinity College, Cambridge, and was appointed professor of astronomy at the University of Dublin in 1906. In 1912, he was made professor of mathematics at the University of Edinburgh, holding this post for thirty-five years before retiring in 1946. After 1930, when he was received into the Roman Catholic Church, his interests turned to natural theology. He died in 1956.

From the description of Edmund Taylor Whittaker Papers. 1918-1956. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 225566835

Educated at Manchester Grammar School and Trinity College, Cambridge. Second Wrangler and lst Smith's prizeman. Fellow of Trinity College, Cambridge. Secretary to the Astronomical Society 1901-1906. F. R. S. 1905. Royal Astronomer of Ireland 1906-1912. Sylvester Medallist R. S. 1931. Professor of Mathematics, University of Edinburgh, 1912.

From the description of Papers, 1905-1920. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 77878905

Epithet: mathematician; Knight 1945

British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000001152.0x0001fb

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