Alexander Aitken

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Birthday
1, 1895
Birthplace
New Zealand
Death Date
Nov 3, 1967 (72)
Birth Sign
Aries
Birthday
1, 1895
Birthplace
New Zealand
Death Date
Nov 3, 1967 (72)

About

New Zealander mathematician whose work in algebra and statistics made him a 1936 Fellow of the Royal Society. He was also known for writing several war memoirs, which got him elected to the Royal Society of Literature.

Before Fame

He studied first at the University of Otago and later in the Ph.D. program at the University of Edinburgh.

Trivia

His wonderful memory unfortunately resulted in periods of depression, as he was unable to forget the terrible things he had seen on the battlefields of World War I.

Family Life

He grew up with six younger siblings in Dunedin, New Zealand.

Associated With

He was a contemporary of fellow mathematician and pioneering statistician, Harold Hotelling.

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