Person: Kuttner, Brian
Brian Kuttner was an English mathematician who worked on Fourier Series.
Mathematical Profile (Excerpt):
- Brian Kuttner attended University College School in London and from there he won a scholarship to study at Christ's College Cambridge.
- Kuttner spent a while in Göttingen studying with Edmund Landau and received his doctorate in 1934.
- However, before the award of his doctorate Kuttner had been appointed in 1932 as an assistant lecturer at the University of Birmingham.
- At Birmingham Kuttner joined the Mathematics Department headed by G N Watson.
- Most of Kuttner's early work is on Fourier series and summability.
- Hardy quotes some of these early results of Kuttner's in his treatise Divergent series (1949).
- at the age of only 26, Kuttner proved a basic theorem in the general theory of trigonometric series, a result delightful for both the deceptive simplicity of its statement and the elegance of its proof.
- Zygmund greatly admired this theorem of Kuttner, which now occupies an honoured place in Zygmund's monumental work on trigonometric series.
- Kuttner's interests outside mathematics included travelling and walking.
Born 11 April 1908, London, England. Died 2 January 1992, Birmingham, England.
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- O’Connor, John J; Robertson, Edmund F: MacTutor History of Mathematics Archive