Harry Bateman

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Date of Birth: 05/29/1882

Age: 63

Place of birth: Manchester

Citizenship: United States

Classic mathematics

Harry Bateman, the future star of British and American mathematics, was born in Manchester (Manchester) May 29, 1882, he grew up here and studied at the local high school, where he acquired a love of the mathematical sciences, which determined his whole life and career.

In his final year at school, Harry received a scholarship to Trinity College, Cambridge, where he studied under the supervision of a born mentor Robert Alfred Herman (Robert Alfred Herman), who was called `the last of the great uchiteley`. In 1903, Bateman became the best student of the Faculty of Mathematics at Cambridge, and in 1905 won a Smith`s prize, which is awarded to the University in 1769 for special achievements in physics and mathematics.

After Cambridge Bateman studied in Paris (Paris) and Gottingen (G & # 246; ttingen), taught vLiverpulskom and Manchester universities, until finally, in 1910, left for the United States (United States).

There he spent two years teaching at Bryn Mawr College in Pennsylvania (Pennsylvania) and then spent five years at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, Maryland (Baltimore, Maryland). Baltimore Bateman worked with Frank Morley (Frank Morley), one of America`s leading mathematicians of his time, pay special attention to algebra and geometry.

In 1917, Bateman defended his doctorate, received a permanent professor at the California Institute of Technology, which was then called the Polytechnic Institute of corpses after the founder, businessman and politician Corpse Amos (Amos G. Throop). At Caltech Bateman worked until the end of life, for almost thirty years.

Personal life of Professor also settled in America. In the summer of 1912, he married Ethel Horner Dodd (Ethel Horner Dodd). Unfortunately, their young son died in infancy, and then Harry and Ethel was no longer his children. They have adopted and brought up a girl named Joan Margaret.

If Bateman`s early work focused mainly different areas of geometry, then later he became a recognized expert on the theory of special functions and differential equations. His mathematical methods successfully applied in the theory of electromagnetism, optics, and hydrodynamics.

For his contribution to science Bateman received numerous honors and awards, including membership in the Royal Society of London in 1928 and election to the National Academy of Sciences in 1930. In 1935 he was elected vice-president of the American Mathematical Society.

Bateman died quite early, at the age of 63 years on January 21, 1946, which became his home Pasadena, California (Pasadena, California), from coronary thrombosis. He was just about to go to New York (New York), where mathematics was to be given an award from the Institute of Aeronautical Sciences. In his honor, a research program `Harry Bateman Research Instructorship` was named the California Institute of Technology.

During his life, Bateman has published about two hundred scientific articles, with only a tiny part of them was written in collaboration with other scientists. He wrote also some classical mathematical works have not lost more than half a century of its value.

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