Edward Charles Titchmarsh

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Professor Ted Titchmarsh
Born Edward Charles Titchmarch
(1899-06-01)1 June 1899
Newbury, Berkshire, England
Died 18 January 1963(1963-01-18) (aged 63)
Oxford, Oxfordshire, England
Nationality British
Alma mater Balliol College, Oxford
Known for Brun–Titchmarsh theorem
Titchmarsh convolution theorem
Titchmarsh theorem (on the Hilbert transform)
Titchmarsh–Kodaira formula
Awards De Morgan Medal (1953)
Sylvester Medal (1955)
Senior Berwick Prize (1956)
Fellow of the Royal Society[1]
Scientific career
Institutions University of Oxford
Academic advisors G. H. Hardy[2]
Doctoral students Lionel Cooper
John Bryce McLeod[2]

Edward Charles "Ted" Titchmarsh (June 1, 1899 – January 18, 1963) was a leading English mathematician.[1][2][3]


Titchmarsh was educated at King Edward VII School (Sheffield) and Balliol College, Oxford, where he began his studies in October 1917.


Titchmarsh was known for work in analytic number theory, Fourier analysis and other parts of mathematical analysis. He wrote several classic books in these areas; his book on the Riemann zeta-function was reissued in an edition edited by Roger Heath-Brown.

Titchmarsh was Savilian Professor of Geometry at the University of Oxford from 1932 to 1963. He was a Plenary Speaker at the ICM in 1954 in Amsterdam.



  • The Zeta-Function of Riemann (1930);
  • Introduction to the Theory of Fourier Integrals (1937)[4] 2nd. edition(1939) 2nd. edition (1948);
  • The Theory of Functions (1932);[5]
  • Mathematics for the General Reader (1948);
  • The Theory of the Riemann Zeta-Function (1951);[6] 2nd edition, revised by D. R. Heath-Brown (1986)
  • Eigenfunction Expansions Associated with Second-order Differential Equations. Part I (1946)[7] 2nd. edition (1962);
  • Eigenfunction Expansions Associated with Second-order Differential Equations. Part II (1958);[8]