J. L. Doob: Foundations of stochastic processes and probabilistic potential theory

  title={J. L. Doob: Foundations of stochastic processes and probabilistic potential theory},
  author={Ronald Getoor},
  journal={Annals of Probability},
  • R. Getoor
  • Published 2009
  • Mathematics
  • Annals of Probability
During the three decades from 1930 to 1960 J. L. Doob was, with the possible exception of Kolmogorov, the man most responsible for the transformation of the study of probability to a mathematical discipline. His accomplishments were recognized by both probabilists and other mathematicians in that he is the only person ever elected to serve as president of both the IMS and the AMS. This article is an attempt to discuss his contributions to two areas in which his work was seminal, namely, the… Expand
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