Joseph Wedderburn

lived from 1882 to 1948

Joseph Wedderburn studied at Edinburgh, Leipzig, Berlin and Chicago. He returned to Scotland to work at Edinburgh but then moved to a post at Princeton where he spent the rest of his career except for a break for service in World War I. He made far-reaching discoveries in the theory of rings, algebras and matrices. He became an honorary member of the EMS in 1946.

Find out more at:
http://www-history.mcs.st-andrews.ac.uk/Mathematicians/Wedderburn.html