Mathematician:John Charles Burkill
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British mathematician whose main work was in analysis.
Also renowned for the quality of his teaching books.
Did good work supporting refugees from the Nazi regime in Germany from $1933$. Adopted two such refugees, one of which was Harry Burkill.
- Born: 1 Feb 1900, Holt, Norfolk, England
- 1911: Entered Richmond county school
- 1914: Entered St Paul's School, London
- 1917: Won scholarship to Trinity College, Cambridge
- 1917: Joined Royal Engineers (as World War I had not ended)
- January 1919: Entered Trinity College, Cambridge
- 1921: Took first degree, he remained at Cambridge as a research student
- 1924: Accepted chair of pure mathematics at Liverpool
- 1 August 1928: Married Margareta Braun (a.k.a. Greta)
- 1929: Returned to Cambridge, taking up lectureship at Peterhouse
- 1948: Won the Adams prize
- 1953: Elected to a fellowship of the Royal Society
- 1961: Promoted to Reader in Mathematical Analysis
- 1967: Retired
- 1968 - 1973: Appointed to succeed Sir Herbert Butterfield as Master of Peterhouse
- 1984: Death of Greta
- Died: 6 April 1993, Sheffield, England
Theorems and Definitions
- 1923: Functions of intervals and the problem of area
- 1951: The Lebesgue Integral
- 1956: The Theory of Ordinary Differential Equations
- 1962: A First Course in Mathematical Analysis
- 1970: A Second Course in Mathematical Analysis (with H. Burkill)
- 1973: Fourier-Stieltjes integrals
Also known as
Known as both John Burkill and Charles Burkill.