Record

Authorised form of nameWhittaker; Sir; Edmund Taylor (1873 - 1956); Mathematician
SurnameWhittaker
ForenamesEdmund Taylor
Dates1873 - 1956
NationalityBritish
Dates and placesBirth:
Birkdale, Lancashire, England (24 October 1873)
Death:
Edinburgh (24 March 1956)
ActivityEducation:
MA
Honours:
Kt 1945
Royal Society activityMembership:
Fellow
Election Date:
11/05/1905
Medals/Prizes:
Sylvester Medal 1931; Copley Medal 1954
Council:
VP 1934-1935
SourcesSources:
Bulloch's Roll; DSB
Obituaries:
Biographical Memoirs of Fellows of the Royal Society 1956 vol 2 pp 299-325, plate, by G Temple
References:
R W Home, 'The Royal Society and the Empire: the colonial and Commonwealth Fellowship. Part 2. After 1847' in NR 2003 vol 57 pp 47-84
Virtual International Authority Filehttp://viaf.org/viaf/17285013
Royal Society codeNA2270
Archives associated with this Fellow
Reference numberTitleDate
EC/1905/15Whittaker, Sir Edmund Taylor: certificate of election to the Royal Society
MM/22/45Letter from Augustus Edward Hough Love, 34 St Margaret's Road, Oxford, to [Edmund Taylor] Whittaker31 October 1903
MM/22/44Letter from Joseph Larmor, St John's College, Cambridge, to [Edmund Taylor] Whittaker18 October 1902
MM/22/43Letter from Augustus Edward Hough Love, Oxford, to [Edmund Taylor] Whittaker15 October 1902
NLB/17/56Copy letter from Arthur William Rucker, to Edmund Taylor Whittaker, [Fellow of the Royal Society]8 July 1898
NLB/16/707Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to E T Whittaker, Trinity College, Cambridge23 May 1898
NLB/37/757Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison to Professor J Larmor, Secretary of the Royal Society9 May 1908
NLB/37/843Copy Letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison to Professor E [Edmund] T [Taylor] Whittaker, Fellow of the Royal Society, Dunsink Observatory, Co. Dublin22 May 1908
NLB/45/696Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison to Professor E [Edmund] T [Taylor] Whittaker FRS25 April 1912
NLB/51/703Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, Assistant Secretary of the Royal Society to Professor Professor Edmund Taylor Whittaker FRS28 May 1915
RR/17/412Referee's report by Edmund Taylor Whittaker, on a paper 'A critical study of spectral series.— Part I. The alkalies H and He' by William Mitchinson Hicks[December 1909]
RR/17/397Referee's report by Edmund Taylor Whittaker, on a paper 'On the nature of the diffraction figures due to the heliometer' by Philip Francis EverittOctober 1909
RR/18/164Referee's report by Edmund Taylor Whittaker, on a paper 'Pendulum clocks and their errors' by Henry Reginald Arnulph Mallock21 June 1911
RR/19/67Referee's report by Edmund Taylor Whittaker, on a paper 'A critical study of spectral series.–Part II. The p and s sequences and the atomic volume term' by William Mitchinson Hicks[February 1912]
RR/20/64Referee's report by Edmund Taylor Whittaker, on a paper 'A critical study of spectral series - Part III - The atomic weight term and its import in the constitution of spectra' by William Mitchinson HicksJune 1913
RR/19/113Referee's report by Edmund Taylor Whittaker, on a paper 'A new treatment of optical aberrations' by Ralph Allen Sampson[May 1912]
RR/22/11Referee's report by Edmund Taylor Whittaker, on a paper 'On certain linear differential equations of astronomical interest' by Henry Frederick BakerJune 1915
RR/19/115Referee's report by Edmund Taylor Whittaker, on a paper 'On a cassegrain reflector with corrected field' by Ralph Allen Sampson[January 1913]
RR/21/155Referee's report by Edmund Taylor Whittaker, on a paper 'Approximately permanent electronic orbits and the origin of spectral series' by George Walker Walker[November 1914]
RR/25/20Referee's report by Edmund Taylor Whittaker, on a paper 'A critical study of spectral series.—Part V. The spectra of the monatomic gases' by William Mitchinson Hicks[August 1918]
RR/25/4Referee's report by Edmund Taylor Whittaker, on a paper 'On an expansion of the point- potential' by Arthur William Conway[March 1918]
RR/27/119Referee's report by Edmund Taylor Whittaker, on a paper 'Oblate spheroidal harmonics and their applications' by John William NicholsonDecember 1922
RR/29/26Referee's report by Edmund Taylor Whitaker, on a paper 'On a class of transcendents of which the bessel functions are a particular case' by Percy Alexander MacMahonJune 1923
RR/31/88Referee's report by Edmund Taylor Whittaker, on a paper 'On the electric capacity of certain solids of revolution' by D M Winch10 February 1925
NLB/58/495Copy letter from James Hopwood Jeans, Secretary of the Royal Society; to [Frederick John Marrian] Stratton Esquire, FRS13 May 1920
RR/34/132Referee's report by George Barker Jeffery, on a paper 'On Hilbert's world-function' by Edmund Taylor Whittaker[November 1926]
RR/38/24Referee's report by Edmund Taylor Whittaker, on a paper 'On the numerical solution of equations with complex roots' by Robert Alexander Frazer and William Jolly DuncanMay 1929
RR/38/25Referee's report by Edmund Taylor Whittaker, on a paper 'On the criteria for the stability of small motions' by Robert Alexander Frazer and William Jolly DuncanMay 1929
RR/14/104Referee's report by Andrew Russell Forsyth, on a paper 'On the connexion of algebraic functions with automorphic functions' by Edmund Taylor Whittaker2 May 1898
RR/41/15Referee's report by Edmund Taylor Whittaker, on a paper 'Mathematical properties of a continuum' by W BandApril 1930
RR/37/148Referee's report by Arthur Stanley Eddington, on a paper 'On the potential of electromagnetic phenomena in a gravitational field' by Edmund Taylor WhittakerMay 1928
RR/14/105Letter from William Burnside, to Mr Harrison, regarding a paper 'On the connexion of algebraic functions with automorphic functions' by Edmund Taylor Whittaker9 May 1898
RR/32/134Referee's report by Edmund Taylor Whittaker, on a paper 'Laplace's equation and surfaces of revolution' by D M Wrich and John William Nicholson10 February 1925
RR/14/106Referee's report by William Burnside, on a paper 'On the connexion of algebraic functions with automorphic functions' by Edmund Taylor Whittaker9 May 1898
RR/32/116Referee's report by Edmund Taylor Whittaker, on a paper 'The electrostatic capabilities of two spheres and of two parallel cylinders' by A Russell24 March 1925
RR/44/58Referee's report by Edmund Taylor Whittaker, on a paper 'On the moment distributions of moments in the case of samples drawn from a limited universe' by L IsserlisMay 1931
RR/44/129Referee's report by Arthur Stanley Eddington, on a paper 'On the definition of distance in curved space, and the displacement of the spectral lines of distant sources' by Edmund Taylor WhittakerJuly 1931
RR/47/51Referee's report by Edmund Taylor Whittaker, on a paper 'The concepts of inverse probability and fiducial probability referring to unknown parameters' by Ronald Aylmer FisherNovember 1932
NLB/70/685Copy letter from Francis Alexander Towle, Assistant Secretary of the Royal Society; to Professor [Edmund Taylor] Whittaker, FRS1 July 1927
RR/46/105Second referee's report by Edmund Taylor Whittaker, on a paper 'On Eddington's problem of the expansion of the universe by condensation' by N R Sen[January 1933]
RR/46/104Referee's report by Edmund Taylor Whittaker, on a paper 'On Eddington's problem of the expansion of the universe by condensation' by N R Sen1 July 1932
RR/48/93Referee's report by Edmund Taylor Whittaker, on a paper 'Two new properties of mathematical likelihood' by Ronald Aylmer Fisher[January 1934]
RR/49/3Referee's report by Edmund Taylor Whittaker, on a paper 'On the interaction between several species of hosts and parasites' by V A Bailey[June 1933]
RR/51/131Referee's report by Edmund Taylor Whittaker, on a paper 'On the independence of sums of squares in the analysis of variance' by S S Wilks24 April 1934
RR/52/147Referee's report by Edmund Taylor Whittaker, on a paper 'The application of substitutional analysis to invariants' by Alfred YoungSeptember 1934
RR/63/107Referee's report by Edmund Taylor Whittaker, on a paper 'On bipartitional functions' by P V SukhatmeApril 1937
RR/54/80Referee's report by Edmund Taylor Whittaker, on a paper 'The theory of Saturn's rings' by C G PendseSeptember 1934
RR/55/19Referee's report by Edmund Taylor Whittaker, on a paper 'Statistical information and properties of sufficiency' by Maurice Stevenson BartlettOctober 1935
RR/54/81Second referee's report by Edmund Taylor Whittaker, on a paper 'The theory of Saturn's rings' by C G PendseOctober 1934
RR/57/49Referee's report by Arthur Stanley Eddington, on a paper 'On Gauss' theorem and the concept of mass in general relativity' by Edmund Taylor Whittaker[January 1935]
RR/59/52Referee's report by Edmund Taylor Whittaker, on a paper 'Relativistic wave equations' by Paul Adrien Maurice Dirac[April 1936]
RR/62/90Referee's report by Paul Adrien Maurice Dirac, on a paper 'On the relations of the tensor-calculus to the spinor-calculus' by Edmund Taylor Whittaker[October 1936]
RR/62/87Referee's report by Edmund Taylor Whittaker, on a paper 'On a system of functional dynamics and optics' by W H Watson[July 1936]
RR/69/234Referee's report by Edmund Taylor Whittaker, on a paper 'On the conservation of momentum' by Edward Arthur Milne1945
RR/72/262Referee's report by Edmund Taylor Whittaker, on a paper 'Some theorums on pertubation theory' by E C Titchmarsh1949
RR/68/91Referee's report by Edmund Taylor Whittaker, on a paper 'On the significance tests for the introduction of new functions to represent measures' by Harold Jeffreys[1941]
NLB/64/723Copy letter from Francis Alexander Towle, Assistant Secretary of the Royal Society; to Prof. [Edmund Taylor] Whittaker. FRS9 June 1923
RR/69/110Referee's report by Edmund Taylor Whittaker, on a paper 'Some applications of the Riesz potential to the theory of the electromagnetic field and the meson field' by N E Fremberg1946
RR/68/389Referee's report by Edmund Taylor Whittaker, on a paper 'On invariant theory under restricted groups' by D E Littlewood29 December 1943
RR/69/181Referee's report by Edmund Taylor Whittaker, on a paper 'An invariant form for the prior probability in estimation problems' by Harold Jeffreys1945
RR/68/387Referee's report by Edmund Taylor Whittaker, on a paper 'Invariant theory, tensors and group characters' by D E Littlewood[1943]
RR/72/81Referee's report by Edmund Taylor Whittaker, on a paper 'The velocity of sound in general relativity, with a discussion of the problem of the fluid sphere with constant velocity of sound' by A R Curtis1949
RR/71/34Referee's report by Edmund Taylor Whittaker, on a paper 'Unified field theory in a curvature-free five-dimensional manifold' by J G Bennett, R L Brown and M W Thring[1948]
RR/70/233Referee's report by Edmund Taylor Whittaker, on a paper 'The method of the hypercircle in function-space for boundary-value problems' by John Lighton Synge1947
RR/72/218Referee's report by Edmund Taylor Whittaker, on a paper 'Unified field theory in six dimensions' by J Podolanski1949
RR/72/200Referee's report by Edmund Taylor Whittaker, on a paper 'The relativity of Galilean frames' by Edward Arthur Milne1949
NLB/66/411Copy letter from Francis Alexander Towle, Assistant Secretary of the Royal Society; to Prof. [Sydney] Chapman, FRS3 May 1924
RR/48/54Referee's report by Edmund Taylor Whittaker, on a paper 'Probability, statistics, and the theory of errors' by Harold Jeffreys[March 1933]
RR/56/84Second referee's report by Edmund Taylor Whittaker, on a paper 'Linear transformations of sequences' by Richard Rado4 December 1935
RR/31/31Referee's report by Edmund Taylor Whittaker, on a paper 'The electrification of two parallel circular discs' by John William Nicholson[May 1924]
NLB/64/751Copy letter from James Hopwood Jeans, Secretary of the Royal Society; to Professor [Horace] Lamb [Chairman of the Mathematics Committee] FRS14 June 1923
MM/10/12"On the consequences of postulating a minimum observable length in physical theory", by Sir Edmund Whittaker1948
RR/24/91Referee's report by Thomas John I'Anson Bromwich and Godfrey Harold Hardy, on a paper 'On the numerical solution of integral-equations' by Edmund Taylor Whittaker28 February 1918
RR/35/37Referee's report by Edmund Taylor Whittaker, on a paper 'On periodic solutions of Hamiltonian systems differential equations' by Thomas MacFarland CherryJuly 1927
RR/39/37Referee's report by Edmund Taylor Whittaker, on a paper 'On periodic orbits for atoms of the helium type' by D Buchanan[October 1929]
RR/23/41Referee's report by Edmund Taylor Whittaker on a paper 'A critical study of spectral series - Part IV -The structure of spark spectra' by William Mitchinson HicksJune 1916
RR/45/116Referee's report by Edmund Taylor Whittaker, on a paper 'On the theory of errors and least squares' by Harold Jeffreys[August 1932]
RR/24/74Referee's report by Edmund Taylor Whittaker, on a paper 'The electrostatic problem of a conducting sphere in a spherical cavity' by Alexander Russell[1917]
RR/48/94Referee's report by Edmund Taylor Whittaker, on a paper 'Probability likelihood and quantity of information in the logic of uncertain inference' by Ronald Aylmer Fisher[January 1934]
RR/49/12Referee's report by Edmund Taylor Whittaker, on a paper 'Probability and chance in the theory of statistics' by Maurice Stevenson Bartlett[May 1933]
RR/31/83Referee's report by Edmund Taylor Whittaker, on a paper 'Problems in two-dimensional electrostatics' by D M Winch[June 1924]
NLB/66/626Copy letter from James Hopwood Jeans, Secretary of the Royal Society; to the General Secretary, Royal Society of Edinburgh, Edinburgh5 June 1924
RR/34/68Referee's report by Edmund Taylor Whittaker, on a paper 'An analysis of the electromagnetic field into moving elements' by Samuel Roslington Milner[November 1926]
RR/56/55Referee's report by Edmund Taylor Whittaker, on a paper 'Sufficient statistics and uniformly most powerful tests of statistical hypotheses' by J Neyman and Egon Sharpe Pearson[December 1935]
RR/56/83Referee's report by Edmund Taylor Whittaker, on a paper 'Linear transformations of sequences' by Richard Rado29 August 1935
RR/61/90Referee's report by Edmund Taylor Whittaker, on a paper 'Quaternion treatment of the relativistic wave equation' by Arthur William ConwayJune 1937
RR/64/67Referee's report by Edmund Taylor Whittaker, on a paper 'On the relation between direct and inverse methods in statistics' by Harold Jeffreys[March 1937]
NLB/66/517Copy letter from James Hopwood Jeans, Secretary of the Royal Society; to Prof. [Sydney] Chapman, FRS22 May 1924
NLB/66/658Copy letter from James Hopwood Jeans, Secretary of the Royal Society; to [Sydney] Chapman13 June 1924
RR/33/27Referee's report by Edmund Taylor Whittaker, on a paper 'Periodic orbits of the second genus near the straight-line equilibrium points in the problem of three bodies' by Daniel BuchananOctober 1926
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