Royal Society Publishing

Sir Harry Raymond Pitt. 3 June 1914 — 8 October 2005

N. H. Bingham , W. K. Hayman

Abstract

Sir Harry Pitt worked (as H. R. Pitt) with Norbert Wiener in 1938 on Wiener's general Tauberian theory. Mathematically, he is best known for Pitt's form of Wiener's Tauberian theorem, and as the author of the first (1958) monograph on Tauberian theory. He is otherwise best known for having been Vice–Chancellor of Reading University from 1964 to 1978.