Theodore William Chaundy

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Theodore William Chaundy
Born (1889-01-19)19 January 1889
Died 14 April 1966(1966-04-14) (aged 77)
Citizenship British
Fields Differential calculus
Institutions Oxford University
Alma mater Balliol College, Oxford
Doctoral students Kathleen Ollerenshaw
Known for Burchnall–Chaundy theory
Spouse Hilda Weston Dott

Theodore William Chaundy (born 19 January 1889—14 April 1966) was an English mathematician who introduced Burchnall–Chaundy theory.

Chaundy was born to widowed businessman John Chaundy and his second wife Sarah Pates in their shop-cum-home at 49 Broad Street in Oxford. John had eight children, one of whom died as a toddler, with his late first wife and died barely a year after Chaundy was born. The Chaundy home along Broad Street has since been demolished.[1]

Chaundy attended Oxford High School for Boys and read mathematics at Balliol College, Oxford on a scholarship. In 1912 he became a lecturer at Oxford and later named a Fellow of Christ Church, Oxford. He married Hilda Weston Dott (1890-1986) in 1920. They had five children and thirteen grandchildren. [1]