Fundamentals of Statistics contains material of various lectures and courses of H. Lohninger on statistics, data analysis and chemometrics......click here for more. 
Home Appendix Biographies Karl Pearson  
See also: Ronald Fisher  
Karl Pearson
Pearson's professional focus changed when he got acquainted to R. Weldon, a zoologist who had several problems which required mathematical treatment. Pearson contributed a lot to solve these problems, developing such familiar concepts as standard deviation, correlation and regression, and the chisquare goodness of fit test. Weldon introduced Pearson to Francis Galton who worked on heredity and eugenics. Galton quickly became Pearson's mentor. When Galton died in 1911 he left his estate to the University of London for a Chair of Eugenics. Pearson was appointed to be the first holder of this chair and formed the Department of Applied Statistics, where he stayed until his retirement in 1933.
In 1901 Pearson founded (together with F. Galton and W.F.R. Weldon) the scientific journal Biometrika, whose editor he was until his death 1936.


Home Appendix Biographies Karl Pearson 