Mr. W. S. Cosset: “Student”


WILLIAM SEALY GOSSET, who died after a short illness on October 16, was best known to statisticians throughout the world by his pseudonym "Student", under which his scientific contributions were published. He was born on June 13, 1876, and became in turn a scholar at Winchester and at New College, Oxford, where he worked at mathematics and chemistry. In 1899 he joined the firm of Arthur Guinness, Son and Company, and a few weeks before his death had been appointed head brewer ; his handling of statistics was only one of many duties.

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P., E. Mr. W. S. Cosset: “Student”. Nature 140, 838 (1937).

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