|Edmund Taylor Whittaker|
24 October 1873|
|Died||24 March 1956(aged 82)|
|Alma mater||Trinity College, Cambridge|
|Other notable students||W. V. D. Hodge
Marion Cameron Gray
Edmund Taylor Whittaker FRS FRSE (24 October 1873 – 24 March 1956) was an English mathematician who contributed widely to applied mathematics, mathematical physics and the theory of special functions. He had a particular interest in numerical analysis, but also worked on celestial mechanics and the history of physics. Near the end of his career he received the Copley Medal, the most prestigious honorary award in British science. The School of Mathematics of the University of Edinburgh holds The Whittaker Colloquium, a yearly lecture in his honour.