Henry Gordon Dawson

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Henry Gordon Dawson (2 August 1862 in Omagh, County Tyrone – 22 February 1918 in Hastings, East Sussex) was an Irish mathematician. The Dawson function is named after him.[1]

Education and career[edit]

Dawson was educated at Trinity College Dublin (BA 1882, 1st Senior Moderator and Gold Medallist)[2] and at Christ's College, Cambridge (BA as 19th wrangler 1886, MA 1890). In 1897 he created the function that has since been named after him.[3] His career included stints as Mathematical Lecturer at Cambridge (at least 1888–94) and at Firth College, Sheffield (1901–10). He was a member of the Royal Irish Academy.[4]


  1. ^ Dawson's Integral Mathworld
  2. ^ A Catalogue of Graduates of the University of Dublin, Volume 2
  3. ^ Dawson, H. G. (1897). "On the Numerical Value of ". Proceedings of the London Mathematical Society. s1-29 (1): 519–522. doi:10.1112/plms/s1-29.1.519.
  4. ^ Dawson, Henry Gordon Digital copy of full text of "The Oxford & Cambridge Yearbook ..."