Louis Rosenhead (1 January 1906-10 November 1984) was a British mathematician who was Head of Department at Liverpool University from 1933 to 1973.
His parents came from adjacent villages in Poland; they were married in the Beth-Hamedrash Hagodel Synagogue in Leeds in 1905. His father Abram Rozenkopf did his national service in Russia, and came to England in 1903; his mother came in 1902. He was a tailor and later became a butcher.
Louis was one of three children. He married Esther Brostoff, at Louis Street Synagogue in Leeds in 1932. His sons Martin David Rosenhead and Jonathan Vivian Rosenhead both went to their father's college, St John's College, Cambridge. Jonathan is Professor of Operational Research at the London School of Economics.
- Times Obituary
- Stuart, J. T. (1986) Louis Rosenhead. 1 January 1906-10 November 1984. Biographical Memoirs of Fellows of the Royal Society, 32, 407–420. doi:10.2307/770118
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