Richard Askey

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Richard Askey
Richard Askey.jpg
Richard Askey in 1977
Born
Richard Allen Askey

(1933-06-04)June 4, 1933
DiedOctober 9, 2019(2019-10-09) (aged 86)
NationalityAmerican
Alma materWashington University in St. Louis
Harvard University
Princeton University
Known forAskey–Wilson polynomials
Askey–Gasper inequality
Scientific career
FieldsMathematics
InstitutionsUniversity of Chicago
University of Wisconsin–Madison
Doctoral advisorSalomon Bochner
Doctoral studentsJames A. Wilson

Richard Allen Askey (June 4, 1933 – October 9, 2019) was an American mathematician. He was known for his expertise in the area of special functions. The Askey–Gasper inequality for Jacobi polynomials is essential in de Brange's famous proof of the Bieberbach conjecture. He was elected a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences in 1993.[1] In 1999 he was elected to the National Academy of Sciences.[2]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Book of Members, 1780–2010: Chapter A" (PDF). American Academy of Arts and Sciences. Retrieved 25 April 2011.
  2. Askey biography