- Edward Waring
name = Edward Waring
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birth_date = 1736
birth_place = Old Heath,
death_date = death date and age|1798|08|15|1736|01|01
Pontesbury, Shropshire, England
University of Cambridge
Magdalene College, Cambridge
doctoral_students = John Wilson
Waring's problem Waring's prime number conjecture
Copley Medalin 1784
Edward Waring (1736 –
August 15, 1798) was an English mathematicianwho was born in Old Heath(near Shrewsbury), Shropshire, England and died in Pontesbury, Shropshire, England.
Magdalene College, Cambridgeas a sizarand became Senior wranglerin 1757.He was elected a Fellow of Magdalene and in 1760 Lucasian Professor of Mathematics, holding the chair until his death.
He made the assertion known as Waring's Problem without proof in his writings "Meditationes Algebraicae".
Waring was elected a
Fellow of the Royal Societyin 1763 and awarded the Copley Medalin 1784.
Waring's prime number conjecture
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