Mathematics at Edinburgh: Sir Edmund Whittaker, F.R.S.E.

@article{1946MathematicsAE,
  title={Mathematics at Edinburgh: Sir Edmund Whittaker, F.R.S.E.},
  author={},
  journal={Nature},
  year={1946},
  volume={158},
  pages={264-264}
}
  • Published 1946
  • Physics
  • Nature
ON September 30, Sir Edmund Whittaker vacates the chair of mathematics in the University of Edin burgh, a field for a third of a century. Educated Mipichester Grammar School and Tuiity plllege, Cambridge, he was second wrangler (with J. H. Grace), Bromwich being senior wrangler; afterwards, he was first Smith's Prizeman ancrhe was elected to a fellowship at Trinity in 1896. Much of Sir Edmund's earlier scientific interest centred in theoretical astronomy, particularly in celestial mechanics…