Arthur Erdélyi

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Arthur Erdélyi
Born 2 October 1908
Budapest
Died 12 December 1977 (1977-12-13) (aged 69)
Edinburgh
Citizenship British
Nationality Hungarian
Fields Mathematics
Institutions University of Edinburgh, CalTech
Known for special functions, asymptotic analysis, fractional integration, partial differential equations

Prof Arthur Erdélyi FRS,[1] FRSE (2 October 1908 – 12 December 1977) was a Hungarian-born British mathematician. Erdélyi was a leading expert on special functions, particularly orthogonal polynomials and hypergeometric functions.[2][3]

Biography[edit]

He died in Edinburgh.[4]

Awards[edit]

Erdélyi received several honours, including being elected to the Royal Society as a Fellow in 1975.[1]

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