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Biography

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PeopleInstitutions

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Harry Bateman

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Dates

May 29, 1882 – January 21, 1946

Authorized Form of Name

Bateman, Harry, 1882-1946

Additional Forms of Names

Bateman, H., 1882-1946

Bateman, Harry

Biography

Abstract

Harry Bateman is known for his work on special functions and partial differential equations. His institutional affiliations include University of Manchester, Johns Hopkins University, and California Institute of Technology.

Important Dates

May 29, 1882Birth, Manchester (England).

1903Obtained BA, Cambridge University, Cambridge (England).

1905 – 1906Studied at University of Göttingen, no degree received, Göttingen (Germany).

1906Awarded MA, Cambridge University, Cambridge (England).

1906 – 1907Lecturer, University of Liverpool.

1907 – 1910Reader in Mathematical Physics, University of Manchester.

1910 – 1912Lecturer in Mathematics, Bryn Mawr College.

1912 – 1917Johnston Scholar (1912-1915) and Lecturer in Mathematics (1915-1917), Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore (Md.).

1913Obtained PhD in Mathematics, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore (Md.).

1917 – 1946Professor of Mathematics, Physics, and Aeronautics, California Institute of Technology, Pasadena (Calif.).

1924 – 1927Member, Council, American Mathematical Society.

1928Member, Royal Society of London.

1930Member, National Academy of Sciences.

1935Vice President, American Mathematical Society.

January 21, 1946Death, Pasadena (Calif.).

Occupation

Mathematical physicist.

Places

Birth

Manchester (England)

Undergraduate Education

Cambridge (England)

Graduate Education

Göttingen (Germany)

Cambridge (England)

Baltimore (Md.)

Employment

Baltimore (Md.)

Pasadena (Calif.)

Death

Pasadena (Calif.)

Subjects

Binomial coefficients.

Differential equations, Partial.

Electric waves.

Mathematical physics.

Wave-motion, Theory of.

Relationships

People

Advisors & Collaborators

Morley, Frank, 1860-1937

Ph.D. advisor at Johns Hopkins University, "The Quartic Curve and Its Inscribed Configurations."

Colleagues

Anderson, Carl D. (Carl David), 1905-1991

Both employed at California Institute of Technology.

Bacher, Robert F. (Robert Fox), 1905-2004

Both employed at California Institute of Technology.

Bitter, Francis, 1902-1967

Both employed at California Institute of Technology.

Bonner, Tom Wilkerson, 1910-1961

Both employed at California Institute of Technology.

Christy, Robert F.

Both employed at California Institute of Technology.

Crane, H. R. (Horace Richard), 1907-2007

Both employed at California Institute of Technology.

DuBridge, Lee A. (Lee Alvin), 1901-1994

Both employed at California Institute of Technology.

DuMond, Jesse W. M. (Jesse William Monroe), 1892-1976

Both employed at California Institute of Technology.

Duwez, Pol

Both employed at California Institute of Technology.

Eckart, Carl, 1902-1973

Both employed at California Institute of Technology.

Epstein, Paul S. (Paul Sophus), 1883-1966

Both employed at California Institute of Technology.

Fowler, William A.

Both employed at California Institute of Technology.

Furry, W. H. (Wendell Hinkle), 1907-

Both employed at California Institute of Technology.

Gordy, Walter, 1909-1985

Both employed at California Institute of Technology.

Houston, W. V. (William Vermillion), 1900-

Both employed at California Institute of Technology.

Lauritsen, Charles Christian, 1892-1968

Both employed at California Institute of Technology.

Lauritsen, Thomas, 1915-1973

Both employed at California Institute of Technology.

Liepmann, H. W. (Hans Wolfgang), 1914-

Both employed at California Institute of Technology.

Millikan, Clark Blanchard, 1903-1966

Both employed at California Institute of Technology.

Millikan, Robert Andrews, 1868-1953

Both employed at California Institute of Technology.

Oppenheimer, J. Robert, 1904-1967

Both employed at California Institute of Technology.

Robertson, H. P. (Howard Percy), 1903-1961

Both employed at California Institute of Technology.

Schiff, Leonard I. (Leonard Isaac), 1915-1971

Both employed at California Institute of Technology.

Sears, William Rees, 1913-2002

Both employed at California Institute of Technology.

Slichter, Louis B. (Louis Byrne), 1896-1978

Both employed at California Institute of Technology.

Tolman, Richard C. (Richard Chace), 1881-1948

Both employed at California Institute of Technology.

Von Kármán, Theodore, 1881-1963

Both employed at California Institute of Technology.

Additional

Cunningham, Ebenezer

Hilbert, David

Huff, L. D. (Lorenz Ditmar), 1905-

Lorentz, H. A. (Hendrik Antoon), 1853-1928

Oppenheimer, Frank, 1912-1985

Pauling, Linus, 1901-1994

Richter, Charles, 1900-1985

Stewart, Homer J.

Institutions

Major Positions

Bryn Mawr College

Lecturer in Mathematics.

California Institute of Technology. Division of Physics, Mathematics and Astronomy

Professor of Mathematics, Physics, and Aeronautics.

Johns Hopkins University. Mathematics Department

Obtained PhD in 1913, Johnston Scholar, and Lecturer in Mathematics.

University of Liverpool. Physics Department

Lecturer.

University of Manchester. Physics Department

Reader in Mathematical Physics.

Professional Activities & Affiliations

American Mathematical Society

Member, Council and Vice president.

National Academy of Sciences (U.S.)

Royal Society (Great Britain)

Universität Göttingen. Mathematisches Institut

Studied from 1905-1906, no degree.

University of Cambridge. Department of Applied Mathematics and Theoretical Physics

Obtained BA in 1903 and MA in 1906.

Resources

Archival Resources

Author

Harry Bateman papers, 1906-1947.

Institute Archives

California Institute of Technology

1201 East California Blvd. (Mail Code 015A-74), Pasadena, CA 91125, USA

Subject

David Hilbert papers.

Abteilung für Handschriften und seltene Drucke

Niedersächsische Staats-und Universitätsbibliothek Göttingen

Papendiek 14, D-37073 Göttingen

Lorenz D. Huff papers, 1928-1948.

Libraries

Clemson University

Special Collections Senator Strom Thurmond Institute Building, Clemson, SC 29634-3001, USA

Lorenz D. Huff student lecture notes, 1928-1931.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

Oral history interview with Charles F. Richter, 1978 February 15-September 1.

Institute Archives

California Institute of Technology

1201 East California Blvd. (Mail Code 015A-74), Pasadena, CA 91125, USA

Oral history interview with Ebenezer Cunningham, 1963 June 19.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

Oral history interview with Frank Oppenheimer, 1984 November 16.

Institute Archives

California Institute of Technology

1201 East California Blvd. (Mail Code 015A-74), Pasadena, CA 91125, USA

Oral history interview with Homer J. Stewart, 1982 October to November and 1993 November 3.

Institute Archives

California Institute of Technology

1201 East California Blvd. (Mail Code 015A-74), Pasadena, CA 91125, USA

Oral history interview with Linus Carl Pauling, 1964 March 27.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

Oral history interview with Seth H. Neddermeyer, 1984 May 7.

Institute Archives

California Institute of Technology

1201 East California Blvd. (Mail Code 015A-74), Pasadena, CA 91125, USA

Published Resources

Author

A Collection of papers in memory of Sir William Rowan Hamilton.

Electrodynamics of moving media : report of the National Research Council Committee on Electrodynamics of Moving Media / by W.F.G. Swann, John T. Tate, H. Bateman, E.H. Kennard.

Higher transcendental functions. Based, in part, on notes left by Harry Bateman, and compiled by the staff of the Bateman Manuscript Project. [Director: Arthur Erdélyi. Research associates: Wilhelm Magnus, Fritz Oberhettinger, and Francesco G. Tricomi].

Partial differential equations of mathematical physics / by H. Bateman.

Problems of modern physics / a course of lectures delivered in the California Institute of Technology by H.A. Lorentz ... edited by H. Bateman

Tables of integral transforms. Based, in part, on notes left by Harry Bateman, and compiled by the staff of the Bateman Manuscript Project. [A Erdélyi, editor. W. Magnus, F. Oberhettinger, F.G. Tricomi, research associates].

The mathematical analysis of electrical and optical wave-motion on the basis of Maxwell's equations, by H. Bateman