Raymond Paley

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Raymond Edward Allen Christopher Paley (born January 7, 1907 in Bournemouth , † April 7, 1933 at Banff ) was an English mathematician who dealt with analysis .

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Paley attended Eton and studied at Trinity College , Cambridge with John Edensor Littlewood . As a student he won many prizes (including Wrangler with Distinction in the Tripos , Baldwin Scholar and Pemberton and Yeats Prizeman). In 1930 Raymond Paley received the Smith Prize and became a Fellow of Trinity College . He worked on Fourier series with Littlewood and Antoni Zygmund and then went to the USA on a Rockefeller scholarship to continue working in harmonic analysis with Norbert Wiener at MIT . Of thePaley-Wiener theorem is associated with his name. His notable career was cut short in 1933 (he was slated to serve as the AMS Colloquium Lecturer for the following year) when he was buried in an avalanche while on a skiing holiday near Banff in the Canadian Rockies. He had been alone at an altitude of around 3000 m.

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