R. W. H. T. Hudson

Ronald William Henry Turnbull Hudson (16 July 1876 – 20 September 1904) was a British mathematician. Son of W.H.H. Hudson (professor of mathematics, King's College London) Ronald W.H.T. Hudson was considered in his day to be the most gifted geometer in all of Cambridge. Hudson's life was cut short when he died in a mountaineering accident at the age of 28, but his posthumously-published book Kummer's Quartic Surface allows mathematicians today access to his work.[1] Hudson's sister, Hilda Hudson was likewise a gifted mathematician, being a graduate of Newnham, a lecturer at the University of Berlin, and ultimately being awarded the O.B.E. in 1919.[2]

R. W. H. T. Hudson
Born(1875-07-16)16 July 1875
Died20 September 1904(1904-09-20) (aged 29)
ResidenceUnited Kingdom
Alma materUniversity of Cambridge
University of London
AwardsSmith's Prize (1900)
Scientific career
InstitutionsUniversity of Liverpool


  • Hudson, R. W. H. T. (1990), Kummer's quartic surface, Cambridge Mathematical Library, Cambridge University Press, ISBN 978-0-521-39790-2, MR 1097176


  1. https://archive.org/details/quarticsurface00kummrich%5B%5D
  2. Barrow-Green, June; Gray, Jeremy (2006). "Geometry at Cambridge, 1863–1940". Historia Mathematica. 33 (3): 315–56. doi:10.1016/j.hm.2005.09.002.

This article is issued from Wikipedia. The text is licensed under Creative Commons - Attribution - Sharealike. Additional terms may apply for the media files.