‘A man who has infinite capacity for making things go’: Sir Edmund Taylor Whittaker (1873–1956)

@article{Maidment2019AMW,
  title={‘A man who has infinite capacity for making things go’: Sir Edmund Taylor Whittaker (1873–1956)},
  author={A. Maidment and M. McCartney},
  journal={British Journal for the History of Mathematics},
  year={2019},
  volume={34},
  pages={179 - 193}
}
Among the leading mathematicians of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries was British mathematician and astronomer, Sir Edmund Taylor Whittaker. Born in Southport, in the north of England, Whittaker began his career at the University of Cambridge, before moving to Dunsink to become Royal Astronomer of Ireland and Andrews Professor of Astronomy at Trinity College, Dublin, and finishing in Scotland as Professor of Mathematics at the University of Edinburgh. Whittaker completed original work in a… Expand

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