Mathematician:William Thomas Tutte

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Mathematician

English codebreaker and mathematician working on the foundations of graph theory and matroid theory.

Made a fundamental breakthrough in cryptanalysis of the Lorenz cipher, which contributed significantly to the defeat of Germany in the Second World War.


Nationality

English


History

  • Born: 14 May 1917 in Newmarket, Suffolk, England
  • Died: 2 May 2002 in Waterloo, Canada


Theorems and Definitions


Publications

  • 1948: An Algebraic Theory of Graphs


Sources