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Wolfgang Doeblin, one of the great probabilists of the 20th century, was already widely known in the 1950s for his fundamental contributions to the theory of Markov chains. His coupling method became a key tool in later developments at the interface of probability and statistical mechanics. But the full measure of his mathematical stature became apparent only in 2000 when the sealed envelope containing his construction of diffusion processes in terms of a time change of Brownian motion was finally opened, 60 years after it was sent to the Academy of Sciences in Paris. The film of Agnes Handwerk and Harrie Willems documents scientific and human aspects of this amazing discovery and throws new light on the startling circumstances of his death at the age of 25. I recommend it in the strongest terms. Hans Föllmer, Faculty of Mathematics, Humboldt University, Berlin

Synopsis:

The full measure of Wolfgang Doeblin"s mathematical stature became apparent only in 2000 when the sealed envelope containing his construction of diffusion processes in terms of a time change of Brownian motion was finally opened, 60 years after it was sent to the Academy of Sciences in Paris.

This film documents scientific and human aspects of this amazing discovery and throws new light on the startling circumstances of his death at the age of 25.

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ISBN:
9783540719595
Publisher:
Springer
Subject:
Mathematical Physics
Author:
Willems, Harrie
Author:
Handwerk, Agnes
Subject:
History -- Philosophy.
Subject:
Probability & Statistics - General
Subject:
History
Subject:
Wolfgang Doeblin
Subject:
History of Mathematics
Subject:
stochastics
Subject:
Probability Theory and Stochastic Processes
Subject:
Theoretical, Mathematical and Computational Physics
Subject:
Mathematics -- History.
Subject:
History of Mathematical Sciences
Edition Description:
2007
Series:
Springer Videomath
Publication Date:
20070531
Binding:
OTHER
Language:
English

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Wolfgang Doeblin: A Mathematician Rediscovered (Springer Videomath)
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"Synopsis" by , The full measure of Wolfgang Doeblin"s mathematical stature became apparent only in 2000 when the sealed envelope containing his construction of diffusion processes in terms of a time change of Brownian motion was finally opened, 60 years after it was sent to the Academy of Sciences in Paris.

This film documents scientific and human aspects of this amazing discovery and throws new light on the startling circumstances of his death at the age of 25.

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