## Edmund Taylor Whittaker
## 1873 - 1956 | Click the picture above |

Edmund Whittaker's best known work is in analysis, in particular numerical analysis, but he also worked on celestial mechanics and the history of applied mathematics and physics.

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**Mathematicians born in the same country**

**Additional Material in MacTutor**

- Papers in the Proceedings and Notes of the EMS
- Walter Ledermann's memoir
- Sir Edmund Whittaker -
*Physics and Philosophy* - Whittaker RSE Gunning Prize
- Whittaker retires from the EMA
- Obituary: EMS Proceedings
- Obituary: The Times
- Obituary: Royal Society of Edinburgh

Honours awarded to Edmund Whittaker(Click below for those honoured in this way) | |

Fellow of the Royal Society | 1905 |

Fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh | 1912 |

EMS President | 1914 |

LMS President | 1928 - 1929 |

Royal Society Sylvester Medal | 1931 |

LMS De Morgan Medal | 1935 |

Honorary Fellow of the Edinburgh Maths Society | 1937 |

Royal Society Copley Medal | 1954 |

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