Thomas Muirhead Flett

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Thomas Muirhead Flett
Born (1923-07-28)28 July 1923
London, England
Died 13 February 1976(1976-02-13) (aged 52)
Nationality British
Fields Mathematics

Thomas Muirhead Flett (1923 July 28 – 1976 February 13) was an English mathematician at Sheffield University working on analysis.[1][2]


Thomas Muirhead Flett was born in July 28, 1923, in London, England, when his parents moved from Scotland to London. At age 11, he won a scholarship by the County of middlesex from a state primary school to University College School (U.C.S.), Hampstead.[2]


Flett was first employed as a laboratory assistant in Post Office Research Station at Dollis Hill. While working, he studied part-time at Acton Technical College and obtained first class Honours in the London University B.Sc. general Degree in Mathematics and Physics. After working in the Post Office Research Station for three years, Flett worked as a research physicist at Simmonds Aerocessories in Brentford for two years. In 1945, pursuing his interest in Mathematics at Chelsea Polytecnic, he obtained class Honours in the B.Sc. Special Degree in Mathematics. In 1946, he obtained a mark in optional subjects, and in 1947, he was awarded for M.Sc. in Mathematics of London University.[2]