Mathematician:John Charles Burkill

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Mathematician

British mathematician whose main work was in analysis.

Also renowned for the quality of his teaching books.

Did good work supporting refugees from the Nazi regime in Germany from 1933. Adopted two such refugees, one of which was Harry Burkill.


Nationality

British


History

  • Born: 1 Feb 1900, Holt, Norfolk, England
  • 1911: Entered Richmond county school
  • 1914: Entered St Paul's School, London
  • 1917: Won scholarship to Trinity College, Cambridge
  • 1917: Joined Royal Engineers (as World War I had not ended)
  • January 1919: Entered Trinity College, Cambridge
  • 1921: Took first degree, he remained at Cambridge as a research student
  • 1924: Accepted chair of pure mathematics at Liverpool
  • 1 August 1928: Married Margareta Braun (a.k.a. Greta)
  • 1929: Returned to Cambridge, taking up lectureship at Peterhouse
  • 1948: Won the Adams prize
  • 1953: Elected to a fellowship of the Royal Society
  • 1961: Promoted to Reader in Mathematical Analysis
  • 1967: Retired
  • 1968 - 1973: Appointed to succeed Sir Herbert Butterfield as Master of Peterhouse
  • 1984: Death of Greta
  • Died: 6 April 1993, Sheffield, England


Theorems and Definitions


Publications


Also known as

Known as both John Burkill and Charles Burkill.


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