Walter Hayman

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Walter Kurt Hayman
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Born (1926-01-06) 6 January 1926 (age 91)
Nationality British
Fields Complex analysis
Institutions King's College, Newcastle
University of Exeter
Imperial College
Alma mater University of Cambridge
Known for Theory of subharmonic functions
Univalent function theory
Notable awards Berwick Prize (1955)
Senior Berwick Prize (1964)
De Morgan Medal (1995)

Walter Kurt Hayman FRS (born in Cologne, 6 January 1926) is a British mathematician known for contributions to complex analysis. He is Emeritus Professor at Imperial College London.[1]


Hayman was born in Cologne, Germany, and immigrated to Britain in 1938. He studied at Gordonstoun School, and later at St John's College, Cambridge, with Mary Cartwright and John Edensor Littlewood. He taught at King's College, Newcastle, and the University of Exeter. [2]

In 1947, he married Margaret Riley Crann: together, they founded the British Mathematical Olympiad.[3]

Honours and awards[edit]

Hayman was elected to the Royal Society in 1956 and of the Finnish Academy of Science and Letters in 1978:[4] he was elected "Foreign member" of the Accademia dei Lincei on 16 December 1985.[5] In 1992 he received an honorary doctorate from the Faculty of Mathematics and Science at Uppsala University, Sweden [6] In 1995 He was awarded the De Morgan Medal by the London Mathematical Society.[7] In 2008, an issue of the Journal Computational Methods and Function Theory was dedicated to him on the occasion of his 80th birthday.[8]

Selected publications[edit]

Hayman presents a talk at the 2010 One Day Function Theory Meeting.




  1. ^ Imperial College webpage
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  3. ^ As stated by (Quadling 1995, p. 127) in his commemoration of Hayman's wife.
  4. ^ According to the academic list of foreign members.
  5. ^ See (Accademia Nazionale dei Lincei 2012, p. 88).
  6. ^
  7. ^ See the LMS announcement.
  8. ^ See (Ruscheweyh 2008).
  9. ^ Helms, L. L. (1979). "Review: Subharmonic functions, vol. 1, by W. K. Hayman and the late P. B. Kennedy" (PDF). Bull. Amer. Math. Soc. (N.S.). 1 (2): 376–379. doi:10.1090/s0273-0979-1979-14604-4. 
  10. ^ Baernstein II, Albert (1991). "Review: Subharmonic functions, vol. 2, by W. K. Hayman" (PDF). Bull. Amer. Math. Soc. (N.S.). 25 (2): 458–467. doi:10.1090/s0273-0979-1991-16091-x. 
  11. ^ Jenkins, James A. (1959). "Review: Multivalent functions by W. J. Hayman" (PDF). 65 (3): 163–166. 


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