Mathematician:David Gawen Champernowne
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English economist and mathematician, famous for proving that the number now known as the Champernowne constant is normal with respect to base $10$.
A sometime colleague and lifelong friend of Alan Mathison Turing.
- Born: 9 July 1912 in Oxford, England
- 1931: Won a scholarship to study mathematics at King's College, Cambridge
- Autumn 1931: Matriculated
- 1936: Appointed assistant lecturer at London School of Economics
- 1938: University lecturer in statistics at Cambridge
- 1940: Made a temporary Civil Servant, assigned to statistical section of Prime Minister's office as assistant to Frederick Alexander Lindemann
- 1945: Appointed as Fellow of Nuffield College, Oxford
- 1945: Made director of Oxford University Institute of Statistics
- 1948: Appointed as Professor of Statistics at Oxford
- 1959: Return to Cambridge as Reader in Economics
- 1970: Appointed to Personal Professorship at Cambridge
- 1970: Elected to the British Academy
- 1978: Retired
- 1995: Moved to Budleigh Salterton
- Died: 19 August 2000 in Budleigh Salterton, Devon, England
Theorems and Definitions
- Champernowne Constant (also known as Mahler's Number for Kurt Mahler)
- Champernowne Distribution
Definitions of concepts named for David Gawen Champernowne can be found here.
- 1933: The Construction of Decimals Normal in the Scale of Ten (J. London Math. Soc. Vol. 8: pp. 254 – 260)
- 1936: Unemployment, Basic and Monetary: The Classical Analysis and the Keynesian (Rev. Econ. Stud. Vol. 3: pp. 201 – 216) www.jstor.org/stable/2967628
- 1948: Sampling Theory applied to Autoregressive Sequences (J. R. Stat. Soc. Ser. B Vol. 10: pp. 204 – 242) www.jstor.org/stable/2983776
- 1969: Uncertainty and Estimation in Economics (3 volumes)
- 1973: The Distribution of Income between Persons
- 1998: Economic Inequality and Income Distribution (with Frank A. Cowell)
Also known as
Known to all as Champ.