Nigel Kalton

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Nigel Kalton
Nigel Kalton.jpg
Nigel Kalton in Oberwolfach, 2004
Born (1946-06-20)June 20, 1946
Bromley, Kent, England
Died August 31, 2010(2010-08-31) (aged 64)
Columbia, Missouri
Fields Mathematics
Institutions University College of Swansea, University of Missouri
Alma mater Cambridge University
Doctoral advisor D.J.H. Garling

Nigel John Kalton (Bromley, Great Britain, June 20, 1946 – Columbia, Missouri, August 31, 2010) was a British-American mathematician, known for his contributions to functional analysis.[1]


Kalton was educated at Dulwich College, where he excelled at both mathematics and chess. After studying mathematics at Trinity College, Cambridge he received his PhD, which was awarded the Rayleigh Prize for research excellence, from Cambridge University in 1970. He then held positions at Lehigh University in Pennsylvania, Warwick, Swansea, University of Illinois, and Michigan State University, before becoming full professor at the University of Missouri, Columbia, in 1979.[1][2]

He received the Stefan Banach Medal from the Polish Academy of Sciences in 2005.[3] A conference in honour of his 60th birthday was held in Miami University of Ohio in 2006.[2]


  • Kalton, N. J.; Peck, N. T.; Roberts, James W. (1984). An F-space sampler. Lecture Note Series. 89. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. ISBN 0-521-27585-7. MR 0808777. 
  • Albiac, Fernando; Kalton, Nigel J. (2006). Topics in Banach space theory. Graduate Texts in Mathematics. 233. New York: Springer. ISBN 978-0-387-28141-4. MR 2192298. 


  1. ^ a b "Nigel J. Kalton (1946–2010). Obituary". J. Funct. Anal. 260 (10): 2843. 2011. doi:10.1016/j.jfa.2011.02.008. MR 2774056. 
  2. ^ a b "Nigel Kalton, 1946–2010". Columbia Daily Tribune (Sunday, September 5, 2010). 
  3. ^ "Stefan Banach Medal". Polish Academy of Sciences. 

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