Authorised form of namePitt; Sir; Harry Raymond (1914 - 2005)
Dates1914 - 2005
Date of birth03/06/1914
Date of death08/10/2005
Research fieldPure Mathematician; expertise in probability theory and integration
King Edward IV School, Stourbridge, West Midlands; Peterhouse College, Cambridge
Cambridge University, PhD (1938) for research on Tauberian Theorems; Lecturer in Mathematics, Aberdeen University (1939-1942); Worked in Operational Research with RAF Coastal Command (1942-1945); Professor of Mathematics, Queen's University, Belfast (1945-1950); Professor of Pure Mathematics, University of Nottingham (1950-1964); Visiting Professor, Yale University (1962-1963); Vice-Chancellor, Reading University (1964-1979); Chairman, Universities Central Council on Admissions (1975-1978); President, Institute of Mathematics and its Applications (1984-1985)
Kt 1978
Membership categoryFellow
Date of election21/03/1957
Age at election42
Published works'Tauberian Theorems' (1957); 'Measure, Integration and Probability' (1963); 'Measure and Integration for Use' (1986)
Biogrphical Memoirs of the Fellows of the Royal Society Vol 54, 2008, pp 257-274
Obituary, 'The Times', 19 October 2005
Royal Society codeNA4075
Archives associated with this Fellow
Reference numberTitleDate
EC/1957/15Pitt, Sir Harry Raymond: certificate of election to the Royal Society
WF/641Grant application from The University of Reading to the Wolfson Foundation1974-1980
IM/GA/Russell/5222Pitt, Sir Harry Raymondnd
PB/4/13/1Preliminary correspondence and papers re setting up of Committee, invitation to Blackett to serve as Chairman, membership of Committee, etc. up to 1st meeting (28 January 1947).1946-1947
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