(1920–2004; b. Helensburgh, Scotland; d. Oxford, England) English mathematician and statistician. Hammersley's education at Cambridge U was interrupted by war service spent in the Royal Artillery. Graduating in 1948, Hammersley joined the statistics faculty at Oxford U. In 1964 he was co-author of one of the first books on Monte Carlo methods. He was elected FRS in 1976.
From A Dictionary of Statistics in Oxford Reference.
Subjects: Probability and Statistics.