Harry Pollard (mathematician)

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Harry Pollard
Born 1919
Died (1985-11-20)November 20, 1985
Alma mater Harvard University
Scientific career
Fields Celestial mechanics
Doctoral advisor David Widder
Doctoral students Donald G. Saari

Harry Pollard (1919 – November 20, 1985)[1] was an American mathematician. He received his Ph.D from Harvard University in 1942 under the supervision of David Widder.[2] He then taught at Cornell University, and was Professor of Mathematics at Purdue University from 1961 until his death in 1985. He is known for his work on celestial mechanics and the n-body problem[1] as well as for the several textbooks he authored or co-authored.[3][4]



  1. ^ a b Saari, D. G., "In Memorian. Professor Harry Pollard. 1919-1985", Celestial Mechanics, 37 (4): 349, Bibcode:1985CeMec..37..349S, MR 0846726, doi:10.1007/bf01261623 .
  2. ^ Harry Pollard at the Mathematics Genealogy Project
  3. ^ a b Review of The Theory of Algebraic Numbers by Mordan Ward (1951), Math. Mag. 25 (2): 105, JSTOR 3029662.
  4. ^ a b Review of Applied Mathematics: An Introduction by N. D. Kazarinoff (1973), Math. Mag. 46 (3): 164–165, JSTOR 2687976.