Arthur Erdélyi

lived from 1908 to 1977

Arthur Erdélyi studied in Brno and Prague and came to Scotland before the Second World War to avoid the Nazi invasion of Czechoslovakia. He became a lecturer at Edinburgh and after a period in the USA he returned to Edinburgh as a Professor. He was an expert on Special Functions. He became President of the EMS in 1971.

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http://www-history.mcs.st-andrews.ac.uk/Mathematicians/Erdelyi.html