Joseph Henry Maclagen Wedderburn

1882 - 1948

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Joseph Wedderburn studied at Edinburgh, Leipzig, Berlin and Chicago. He returned to Scotland to work at Edinburgh but then moved to a post at Princeton where he spent the rest of his career except for a break for service in World War I. He made far-reaching discoveries in the theory of rings, algebras and matrices. He became an honorary member of the EMS in 1946.
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  1. Obituary: Edinburgh Mathematical Notes
  2. Obituary: Royal Society of Edinburgh

Honours awarded to Joseph Wedderburn
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Fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh1903
Fellow of the Royal Society1933
Honorary Fellow of the Edinburgh Maths Society1946


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