# Mathematician:George Neville Watson

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## Mathematician

English mathematician who applied complex analysis to the theory of special functions.

## Nationality

English

## History

- Born: 31 January 1886 in Westward Ho!, Devon, England
- Died: 2 February 1965 in Leamington Spa, Warwickshire, England

## Theorems and Definitions

- Watson's Lemma
- Watson's Hypergeometric Theorem (also known as Watson's Theorem)
- Sommerfeld-Watson Transform (with Arnold Johannes Wilhelm Sommerfeld)

Results named for **George Neville Watson** can be found here.

## Publications

- 1922:
*The Theory of Bessel functions*