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Aitken, Alexander Craig (1895-1967), mathematician

James Macnaughten Whittaker and Anita McConnell

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

Published in print September 2004 | ISBN: 9780198614111
Published online September 2004 | e-ISBN: 9780198614128 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/ref:odnb/30357
Aitken, Alexander Craig (1895-1967), mathematician


Aitken, Alexander Craig (1895-1967), mathematician, was born at Dunedin, New Zealand, on 1 April 1895, the eldest of the seven children of William Aitken and his wife, Elizabeth Towers. His grandfather Alexander Aitken had emigrated from Lanarkshire to Otago in 1868 and farmed in the neighbourhood of Dunedin. Aitken's father, ...

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