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Karl Pearson (1399)

Interests
Evaluation and measurement Educ BA 1879, LLB 1881, MA 1882, University of Cambridge
Profession
Mathematician
Nationality
British
Born
1857, London, England
Died
1936, Coldharbour, Surrey, England
Short Biography
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 ... Show more | More at Wikipedia
Education
  • 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
Principal Publications
  • 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.