Mathematician:William Sealy Gosset

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English statistician, who published under the pseudonym Student, most famous for Student's $t$-distribution.

Being an employee of Guinness, who had concerns about trade secrets being disclosed within academic papers, Gosset was unable to publish under his real name. Gosset was later allowed to publish under the pen name Student.

Had a close friendship with Karl Pearson and Ronald Aylmer Fisher.




  • Born: 13 June 1876 in Canterbury, Kent, England
  • Died: 16 October 1937 in Beaconsfield, Buckinghamshire, England

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