G.H. Hardy

British mathematician

1877   -   1947

country of citizenship: United Kingdom
educated at: Harvard University, Trinity College, Cranleigh School, University of Cambridge
occupation: mathematician, academic, university teacher
award received: Fellow of the Royal Society, Copley Medal, Royal Medal, De Morgan Medal, Josiah Willard Gibbs Lectureship
student of: E. T. Whittaker

Godfrey Harold Hardy (7 February 1877 – 1 December 1947) was an English mathematician, known for his achievements in number theory and mathematical analysis. In biology, he is known for the Hardy–Weinberg principle, a basic principle of population genetics. In addition to his research, he is remembered for his 1940 essay on the aesthetics of mathematics, titled A Mathematician's Apology. Hardy also was the mentor of the Indian mathematician Srinivasa Ramanujan.
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