
06382734
j
2015a.00048
Brown, Scott H.
James Joseph Sylvester (18141897): the bicentenary anniversary of his birth.
Math. Spectr. 47, No. 1, 1924 (2014).
2014
Applied Probability Trust (APT) c/o University of Sheffield, School of Mathematics and Statistics (SoMaS), Sheffield
EN
A30
biography
From the text: James Joseph Sylvester was one of England's most notable mathematicians of the 19th century. He is best known for his significant contributions to the theory of algebraic invariants with Arthur Cayley. Sylvester also made advancements in the theory of partitions, number theory, and the theory of equations. He established the United States' `first leading researchlevel programme' in mathematics at the Johns Hopkins University. Sylvester initiated the development of and became the first editor of the American Journal of Mathematics. He was a lawyer, actuary, and had a passion for poetry, music, and posing problems.