… which are the two qualities most people assume children have when they are very popular with their peers. He played rugby, but wasn’t very good at it, and he decided not be play other sports in favor of his studies. For the future of mathematics, this was likely a very good choice that he made (O’Connor & Robertson, 2002).
From Christ’s Hospital, Philip Hall went …
… paper not only ensured the renewal of his fellowship at King’s College, but also had the fortunate side effect of a lecturer position at Cambridge (Gallian, 1994).
Philip Hall continued to contribute papers to the mathematical field, but he also did other things with his life and pursued other hobbies. He recited poetry with great skill and passion, and he loved walking, listening to music, and …
… England (O’Connor & Robertson, 2002).
Gallian, J. A. (1994). Contemporary Abstract Algebra.3rd. Ed.) Lexington, MA: DC Heath and Company.
O’Connor, J.J. & Robertson, E.F. (2002, August). Philip Hall. School of Mathematics and Statistics, University of St. Andrews, Scotland. Retrieved April 28, 2003, from http://www-gap.dcs.st-and.ac.uk/~history/Mathematicians/Hall.html