Pitman, Edwin James George, (FAA) (1897-1993)

Also known as
Pitman, Edwin J. G.
Pitman, Edwin J. G. (1897-1993)
Pitman, Edwin James George (1897-1993)
Field of activity
Mathematician
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Biographies

Edwin Pitman was Professor of Mathematics, University of Tasmania 1926-1962. He was educated at South Melbourne College and Ormond College, University of Melbourne and went on to be Acting Professor of Mathematics at Canterbury College, University of New Zealand 1922-1923. He returned to Australia to tutor in mathematics and physics at Trinity and Ormond Colleges, University of Melbourne 1924-1925 before accepting the position in Tasmania. His research contributed significantly to the statistical theory of estimation and the theory of non-parametric tests of significance.

  • Education - Bachelor of Arts (BA), The University of Melbourne, Australia
  • Education - Bachelor of Science (BSc), The University of Melbourne, Australia
  • Education - Masters of Arts (MA), The University of Melbourne, Australia
  • Career position - Fourteenth Battalion, Australian Imperial Force.
  • Career position - Acting Professor of Mathematics, Canterbury College, University of New Zealand, University of New Zealand
  • Career position - Part-Time Lecturer in Physics, The University of Melbourne, Australia
  • Career position - Tutor in Mathematics and Physics, Trinity College and Ormond College, The University of Melbourne, Australia
  • Career position - Professor of Mathematics, The University of Tasmania, Australia
  • Career position - Honorary Education Officer, No. 6 Recruiting Centre RAAF and Wing Training Officer No. 6 Wing Air Training Corps during World War II
  • Award - Fellow, Australian Academy of Science, Australia
  • Career event - President, Australian Mathematical Society, Australia
  • Award - Pitman Medal (named in his honor), Statistical Society of Australia, Australia
  • Award - Mathematics Library, University of Tasmania, named the Pitman Collection to mark his 90th birthday.

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Encyclopedia of Australian Science

  1. Pitman, Edwin James George
    Published: The University of Melbourne eScholarship Research Centre
    Series: Encyclopedia of Australian Science
  2. Edwin James George Pitman 1897-1993
    Williams, E. J.
    Published: 1994
    Series: Historical Records of Australian Science, 10, 2, 163-185
  3. Edwin James George Pitman 1897-1993
    Williams, Evan J.
    Published: Australian Academy of Science, 2006
    Series: Australian Academy of Science Biographical Memoirs
  4. Charles Ernest Weatherburn, Professor of Mathematics
    Pitman, E. J. G.
    Published: 1981
    Series: Mathematical Scientist, 6, 11, 1-12
  5. Statistical Society of New South Wales
    Lancaster, H. O.
    Published: 1988
    Series: Australian Journal of Statistics, 30, B, 99-109
  6. John Conrad Jaeger 1907-1979
    Paterson, M. S.
    Published: 1982
    Series: Historical Records of Australian Science, 5, 3, 64-88

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