# Philip Hall

For other people with the same name, see Phil Hall (disambiguation).

Philip Hall | |
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Philip Hall | |

Born |
Hampstead, London, England | 11 April 1904

Died |
30 December 1982 78) Cambridge, England | (aged

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]}

## Biography

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 1955–1957, and awarded its Berwick Prize in 1958 and De Morgan Medal in 1965.

## See also

- Hall polynomial
- Hall subgroup
- Hall–Higman theorem
- Hall–Littlewood polynomial
- Hall's universal group
- Hall's marriage theorem
- Irwin–Hall distribution

## References

- ↑ 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. - ↑ 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. - ↑ 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 - ↑ 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. - ↑ 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. - ↑ 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 - ↑ O'Connor, John J.; Robertson, Edmund F., "Philip Hall",
*MacTutor History of Mathematics archive*, University of St Andrews. - ↑ Philip Hall at the Mathematics Genealogy Project

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