Bertram Martin Wilson

Born: 14 November 1896 in London, England
Died: 18 March 1935 in Dundee, Scotland

Show birthplace location

Bertram Wilson's parents were the Reverend Alfred Henry Wilson and Ellen Elizabeth Vincent. He was educated at King Edward's School, Birmingham, before entering Trinity College Cambridge in 1916. He was appointed as a Lecturer in Pure Mathematics at the University of Liverpool in 1920, being promoted to Senior Lecturer in 1926.

He married Margaret Fancourt Mitchell in 1930. In 1933 he was appointed Professor of Mathematics at University College, Dundee, at that time part of the University of St Andrews.

He was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh on 5 March 1934 having been proposed by Sir Edmund T Whittaker, James H Ashworth, Nicholas M H Lightfoot, Edward Thomas Copson.

His obituary written by U S Haslam-Jones, was published in the Proceedings of the Edinburgh Mathematical Society and is at THIS LINK.

Article by: J J O'Connor and E F Robertson

A Reference (One book/article)

Mathematicians born in the same country

Additional Material in MacTutor

  1. Obituary: EMS
Honours awarded to Bertram Wilson
(Click the link below for those honoured in this way)

1. Lecturer at the EMS  

Other Web sites
  1. zbMATH entry

JOC/EFR © August 2007
Copyright information
School of Mathematics and Statistics
University of St Andrews, Scotland
university crest