Authorised form of nameRado; Richard (1906 - 1989)
Dates1906 - 1989
Place of birthBerlin, Germany
Date of birth28/04/1906
Date of death23/12/1989
Research fieldMathematics
Berlin University; Gottingen University; Fitzwilliam House (later College), Cambridge. DPhil (1933, Berlin); PhD (1935, Cambridge)
Left Germany for England when Hitler came to power; temporary Lecturer, Cambridge University (1936); Assistant Lecturer, then Lecturer in Mathematics, Sheffield University (1936-1947); Reader in Mathematics, King's College, London (1947-1954); Professor of Pure Mathematics, Reading University (1954-1971); retired (1971); Visiting Professor, Department of Combinatorics and Optimization, University of Waterloo, Ontario, Canada (1971-1972)
Membership categoryFellow
Date of election16/03/1978
Age at election71
RelationshipsJewish; married (1933) Luise Zadek
NCUACS 50/6/94. Papers deposited in Reading University Library
Biographical Memoirs of Fellows of the Royal Society 1991 vol 37 pp 411-426, plate, by C A Rogers
Royal Society codeNA1366
Archives associated with this Fellow
Reference numberTitleDate
EC/1978/28Rado, Richard: certificate of election to the Royal Society1976
IM/GA/RGRS/8082Rado, Richard1978
RR/56/84Second referee's report by Edmund Taylor Whittaker, on a paper 'Linear transformations of sequences' by Richard Rado4 December 1935
RR/56/83Referee's report by Edmund Taylor Whittaker, on a paper 'Linear transformations of sequences' by Richard Rado29 August 1935
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