Philip Hall

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Philip Hall

Philip Hall
Born (1904-04-11)11 April 1904
Hampstead, London, England
Died 30 December 1982(1982-12-30) (aged 78)
Cambridge, England
Residence UK
Nationality British
Fields Mathematician
Institutions University of Cambridge
Alma mater University of Cambridge
Academic advisors Karl Pearson
Doctoral students Paul Cohn
James Green
Brian Hartley
Bernhard Neumann
Derek Taunt
Other notable students Garrett Birkhoff
Alfred Goldie
Known for Hall's marriage theorem
Hall polynomial
Hall subgroup
Hall–Littlewood polynomial
Influences Karl Pearson
William Burnside
Notable awards Senior Berwick Prize (1958)
Sylvester Medal (1961)
Larmor Prize (1965)
De Morgan Medal (1965)
Fellow of the Royal Society

Philip Hall FRS[1] (11 April 1904 – 30 December 1982), was an English mathematician. His major work was on group theory,[2][3] notably on finite groups and solvable groups.[4][5][6][7][8]


He was educated first at Christ's Hospital, where he won the Thompson Gold Medal for mathematics, and later at King's College, Cambridge. He was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society in 1951 and awarded its Sylvester Medal in 1961. He was President of the London Mathematical Society in 19551957, and awarded its Berwick Prize in 1958 and De Morgan Medal in 1965.

See also


  1. Green, J. A.; Roseblade, J. E.; Thompson, J. G. (1984). "Philip Hall. 11 April 1904–30 December 1982". Biographical Memoirs of Fellows of the Royal Society. 30: 250. doi:10.1098/rsbm.1984.0009. JSTOR 769827.
  2. Hall, P. (1934). "A Contribution to the Theory of Groups of Prime-Power Order". Proceedings of the London Mathematical Society: 29–07. doi:10.1112/plms/s2-36.1.29.
  3. Gruenberg, K. W.; Roseblade, J. E., eds. (1984), Group theory. Essays for Philip Hall., Boston, MA: Academic Press, ISBN 978-0-12-304880-6, MR 0780565
  4. Hall, P.; Higman, G. (1956). "On the p-Length of p-Soluble Groups and Reduction Theorems for Burnside's Problem". Proceedings of the London Mathematical Society: 1. doi:10.1112/plms/s3-6.1.1.
  5. Green, J. A.; Roseblade, J. E.; Thompson, J. G. (1984). "Obituary: Philip Hall". Bulletin of the London Mathematical Society. 16 (6): 603. doi:10.1112/blms/16.6.603.
  6. Hall, Philip (1988), The collected works of Philip Hall, Oxford Science Publications, The Clarendon Press Oxford University Press, ISBN 978-0-19-853254-5, MR 986732
  7. O'Connor, John J.; Robertson, Edmund F., "Philip Hall", MacTutor History of Mathematics archive, University of St Andrews.
  8. Philip Hall at the Mathematics Genealogy Project

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