Sir Harold Jeffreys, FRS[1][3] (22 April 1891 – 18 March 1989) was a British mathematician, statistician, geophysicist, and astronomer. His book, Theory of Probability, which was first published in 1939, played an important role in the revival of the objective Bayesian view of probability.[4][5][6]

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Sir Harold Jeffreys
Born(1891-04-22)22 April 1891
Died18 March 1989(1989-03-18) (aged 97)
Cambridge, England
Alma materArmstrong College
SpouseBertha Swirles
AwardsAdams Prize (1926)
Gold Medal of the Royal Astronomical Society (1937)
Fellow of the Royal Society (1925)[1]
Murchison Medal (1939)
Royal Medal (1948)
William Bowie Medal (1952)
Guy Medal (Gold, 1962)
Vetlesen Prize (1962)
Wollaston Medal (1964)
Scientific career
Fieldsmathematics
geophysics
Doctoral studentsHerman Bondi[2]
Sydney Goldstein
Vasant Huzurbazar
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Plaque to Sir Harold Jeffreys, Newcastle University

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