Awards & Winners

James Joseph Sylvester

Date of Birth 03-September-1814
Place of Birth London
(England, United Kingdom, Great Britain)
Nationality United Kingdom, United States of America
Profession Mathematician, Scientist
  • May not music be described as the mathematics of the sense, mathematics as music of the reason?
James Joseph Sylvester FRS was an English mathematician. He made fundamental contributions to matrix theory, invariant theory, number theory, partition theory and combinatorics. He played a leadership role in American mathematics in the later half of the 19th century as a professor at the Johns Hopkins University and as founder of the American Journal of Mathematics. At his death, he was professor at Oxford.

Awards by James Joseph Sylvester

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Copley Medal
(For his long continued investigations & discoveries in mathematics.)