Evaluation and measurement Educ BA 1879, LLB 1881, MA 1882, University of Cambridge
1857, London, England
1936, Coldharbour, Surrey, England
Karl Pearson FRS (/ˈpɪərsən/; originally named Carl; 27 March 1857 – 27 April 1936) was an influential English mathematician and biometrician. He has been credited with establishing the discipline of mathematical statistics, and contributed significantly ...
Karl Pearson FRS (/ˈpɪərsən/; originally named Carl; 27 March 1857 – 27 April 1936) was an influential English mathematician and biometrician. He has been credited with establishing the discipline of mathematical statistics, and contributed significantly to the field of biometrics, meteorology, theories of social Darwinism and eugenics. A major proponent of eugenics, Pearson was also a protégé and biographer of Sir Francis Galton.
In 1911 he founded the world's first university statistics department at University College London. A sesquicentenary conference was held in London on 23 March 2007, to celebrate the 150th anniversary of his birth.
Studied mathematics, engineering, and law, among other subjects, at King's College, Cambridge
graduated in 1879
Appointments & Honors
University College London, Goldsmid Professor of Applied Mathematics and Mechanics, 1884-1911, Emeritus Professor, Professor of Geometry, Gresham College, 1891-4
Director, Biometric Laboratory, 1903-33, The Francis Galton Laboratory for National Eugenics, 1907-33
Galton Professor of Eugenics, 1911-33
Fellow, Royal Society, 1896
Royal Society Darwin Medal, 1898
Royal Anthropological Institute Huxley Medal, 1903
Hon. LLD, University of St Andrews
Hon. DSc, University of London
Hon. Fellow, King's College Cambridge, 1903, Royal Society of Edinburgh, University College, London
1892 The Grammar of Science. Walter Scott.
1894-1916 Nineteen papers in the series 'Mathematical Contributions to the Theory of Evolution' (mainly in Philosophical Transactions ofthe Royal Society of London and Drapers' Company Research Memoirs).
1901 On lines and planes of closest fit to systems of points in space. Philosophical Maga::.ine, 2 (6th series), 559-72.
1914-30 The Life, Letters and Labours of Francis Gaitan (3 vols). Cambridge University Press.