E. M. Wright
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Sir Edward Maitland Wright (13 February 1906, Farnley – 2 February 2005, Reading) was an English mathematician, best known for co-authoring An Introduction to the Theory of Numbers Hardy & Wright (1938) with G. H. Hardy. He had died shortly before his 100th birthday.
After obtaining a first-class mathematics degree as a self-taught external student at the University of London, Wright studied at Jesus College, Oxford and Christ Church, Oxford. His research career lasted from 1931 until the early 1980s. He was a professor at the University of Aberdeen from 1936-1962, and Principal between 1962 and 1976. A building there is named after him in recognition of his service to the university. Wright worked in many different subspecialties, including number theory and graph theory, and published over a hundred papers. Most of his work focused on analytic number theory.
- Hardy, G. H.; Wright, E. M. (1938). An Introduction to the Theory of Numbers. Oxford: Clarendon Press. JFM 64.0093.03.
- Bell, E. T. (1939). "Review: G. H. Hardy and E. M. Wright, An Introduction to the Theory of Numbers". Bull. Amer. Math. Soc. 45 (7): 507–509. doi:10.1090/s0002-9904-1939-07025-0.
- "Edward Wright Building". University of Aberdeen. Retrieved 3 August 2010.
- Obituary, Bull. London Math. Soc.
- Obituary, Times Online.
- Obituary, Daily Telegraph.
- O'Connor, John J.; Robertson, Edmund F., "E. M. Wright", MacTutor History of Mathematics archive, University of St Andrews.
- E. M. Wright at the Mathematics Genealogy Project
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