# 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 | |
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Born | |

Died | 20 September 1904 29) | (aged

Residence | United Kingdom |

Nationality | British |

Alma mater | University of Cambridge University of London |

Awards | Smith's Prize (1900) |

Scientific career | |

Fields | Mathematician |

Institutions | University of Liverpool |

## Publications

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

## References

- https://archive.org/details/quarticsurface00kummrich%5B%5D
- 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.

- Gardiner, Robert Barlow (1906),
*The admission registers of St. Paul's school from 1876 to 1905*, London: Bell - F.S.M. (1904), "Obituary: R. W. H. T. Hudson",
*The Mathematical Gazette*, The Mathematical Association,**3**(47): 73–75, ISSN 0025-5572, JSTOR 3603630

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