John Williamson (mathematician)

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John Williamson
Born (1901-05-23)23 May 1901
Kinross, Scotland
Died Baltimore, Maryland, USA
Nationality United Kingdom
Fields Mathematics
Alma mater University of Edinburgh, University of Chicago
Known for Williamson construction of Hadamard matrices

John Williamson (23 May 1901 – 1949) was a Scottish mathematician who worked in the fields of algebra, invariant theory, and linear algebra. Among other contributions, he is known for the Williamson construction of Hadamard matrices.[1] Williamson graduated from the University of Edinburgh with first-class honours in 1922. Awarded a Commonwealth Fellowship in 1925, he studied at the University of Chicago under the direction of L. E. Dickson and E. H. Moore, receiving the Ph.D. in 1927. He held a Lectureship in Mathematics at the University of St Andrews and an Associate Professorship in Mathematics at Johns Hopkins University.


  1. ^ Williamson, J. (1947). "Note on Hadamard's determinant theorem". Bull. Amer. Math. Soc. 53 (6): 608–613. doi:10.1090/s0002-9904-1947-08853-4. MR 0020538. 

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