Philip Hall

From Groupprops
(Redirected from Hall)
Jump to: navigation, search

This article is about a British group theorist (a British person working in group theory)

Life

Personal life

Philip Hall (11 April 1904,Hamsptead - 30 December, 1982, Cambridge) was an English mathematician.

Professional life

Recognitions:

  • 1951: Elected Fellow of the Royal Society
  • 1955-57: President of the London Mathematical Society
  • 1958: Won the Berwick prize
  • 1961: Won the Silvester Medal
  • 1965: Won the deMorgan medal

Work

Group theory

Hall's main contribution in group theory was in the area of solvable groups, particular the finite ones. He characterized solvability in terms of the existence of permutable complements to Sylow subgroups -- this is the famous Hall's theorem. Hall subgroups have been named so in his honor.

Other areas

Hall also gave the Hall polynomial and the Hall marriage theorem.

Terminology after this person

Terms

Results

Contemporaries

Advisors

Students


External links

Encyclopaedic entries

Genealogy articles