George G. Hall

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George G. Hall
George Garfield Hall

(1925-03-05)5 March 1925
Died6 May 2018(2018-05-06) (aged 93)
Nottingham, England
Alma materCambridge University
Kyoto University
Occupationmathematician, professor

George Garfield Hall (5 March 1925 – 6 May 2018) was a Northern Irish applied mathematician known for original work and contributions to the field of Quantum chemistry.[1]

Hall was born in Belfast, Northern Ireland. He independently from Clemens C. J. Roothaan discovered the Roothaan-Hall equations. He was awarded a Ph.D. degree for this work in 1950 supervised by Sir John Lennard-Jones at Cambridge University. He then lectured at Cambridge University as Assistant in Research in Theoretical chemistry. He was elected to a Fellowship at St John's College, Cambridge in 1953. From 1955 to 1962 he lectured in Mathematics at the Imperial College, London. In 1957–58 he spent a year with Per-Olov Löwdin in Uppsala, Sweden. He became Professor of Mathematics at the University of Nottingham in 1962. In 1982 he took early retirement from Nottingham University and was appointed an emeritus professor. He moved in 1983 to Kyoto University, Japan, returning to Nottingham in 1988. He has collaborated with (inter alia) A.T. Amos, K. Collard, and D. Rees. He was Emeritus Professor and Senior Research Fellow in the Shell Centre for Mathematical Education at the University of Nottingham. He has a Sc. D. degree from Cambridge University and an Honorary D. Eng. degree from Kyoto University.

He was a member of the International Academy of Quantum Molecular Science.

He received an honorary DSc from the National University of Ireland at Maynooth.

He had three children and six grandchildren. He died peacefully in Nottingham at the age of 93 on 6 May 2018.


  • G. G. Hall, Matrices and tensors. Pergamon (1963).
  • G. G. Hall, Applied Group Theory. Longman (1965) & American Elsevier Publishing Co., Inc. (1967).
  • G. G. Hall, Molecular Solid-State Physics. Springer (1991).


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