# Mathematician:Ian Grant Macdonald

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## Mathematician

English mathematician known for his contributions to symmetric functions, special functions, Lie algebra theory and other aspects of algebraic combinatorics.

## Nationality

English

## History

- Born: 11 October 1928 in London
- Died: 8 August 2023

## Publications

- 1969:
*Introduction to Commutative Algebra*(with M.F. Atiyah)

- 1979:
*Symmetric functions and Hall polynomials*(2nd edition 1995)

- 1998:
*Symmetric functions and orthogonal polynomials*

- 2003:
*Affine Hecke algebras and orthogonal polynomials*

## Also known as

Sometimes his surname is rendered **MacDonald**.