R. W. H. T. Hudson

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R. W. H. T. Hudson
Born (1875-07-16)16 July 1875
Cambridge, England
Died 20 September 1904(1904-09-20) (aged 29)
Snowdonia, Wales
Residence United Kingdom
Nationality British
Fields Mathematician
Institutions University of Liverpool
Alma mater University of Cambridge
University of London
Notable awards Smith's Prize (1900)

Ronald William Henry Turnbull Hudson (July 16, 1876 – September 20, 1904) was a British mathematician. Son of W.H.H. Hudson (professor of mathematics, King's College London) Ronald W.H.T. Hudson was considered in his day to be the most gifted geometer in all of Cambridge. Hudson's life was cut short when he died in a mountaineering accident at the age of 28, but his posthumously-published book Kummer's Quartic Surface allows mathematicians today access to his work.[1] Hudson's sister, Hilda Hudson was likewise a gifted mathematician, being a graduate of Newnham, a lecturer at the University of Berlin, and ultimately being awarded the O.B.E. in 1919.[2]



  1. ^ https://archive.org/details/quarticsurface00kummrich[full citation needed]
  2. ^ Barrow-Green, June; Gray, Jeremy (2006). "Geometry at Cambridge, 1863–1940". Historia Mathematica. 33 (3): 315–56. doi:10.1016/j.hm.2005.09.002.