Statisticians of the Centuries

  • C. C. Heyde
  • E. Seneta
  • P. Crépel
  • S. E. Fienberg
  • J. Gani

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. 16th Century

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. David Bellhouse
      Pages 3-7
  3. 17th Century

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 9-9
    2. E. Seneta
      Pages 11-13
    3. C. C. Heyde
      Pages 14-16
    4. A. W. F. Edwards
      Pages 17-22
    5. Ivo Schneider
      Pages 23-28
    6. Peter Koch
      Pages 29-32
    7. Ivo Schneider
      Pages 33-38
    8. David Bellhouse
      Pages 39-42
  4. 18th Century

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 43-43
    2. Ivo Schneider
      Pages 45-51
    3. E. Seneta
      Pages 52-54
    4. Sándor Csörgő
      Pages 55-63
    5. J. Gani
      Pages 64-67
    6. D. V. Lindley
      Pages 68-71
    7. Jean-Marc Rohrbasser
      Pages 72-76
    8. Yves Ducel, Thierry Martin
      Pages 77-81
    9. R. W. Farebrother
      Pages 82-85
    10. P. Crépel
      Pages 86-89
    11. P. Crépel
      Pages 90-92
  5. 19th Century

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 93-93
    2. Hans Fischer
      Pages 95-100
    3. R. W. Farebrother
      Pages 101-104
    4. Ian Spence, Howard Wainer
      Pages 105-110
    5. I. Castles
      Pages 111-114
    6. Mervyn Stone
      Pages 115-118
    7. O. B. Sheynin
      Pages 119-122
    8. O. B. Sheynin
      Pages 123-126
    9. Jean-Jacques Droesbeke, François Jongmans
      Pages 127-131
    10. E. Seneta
      Pages 132-136
    11. Carlo Malaguerra
      Pages 137-141
    12. Michael Heidelberger
      Pages 142-147
    13. M. F. Jozeau
      Pages 148-151
    14. Th. Martin
      Pages 152-156
    15. Adrian Rice
      Pages 157-162
    16. Michel Dupaquier
      Pages 163-166
    17. Peter Heath, Eugene Seneta
      Pages 167-170
    18. M. Stone
      Pages 171-175
    19. R. W. Farebrother
      Pages 181-184
    20. Bernard Bru, Francois Jongmans
      Pages 185-189
    21. Oscar Sheynin
      Pages 190-193
    22. I. Grattan-Guinness
      Pages 194-196
    23. Peter Guttorp
      Pages 197-199
    24. I. Castles
      Pages 200-203
    25. Sebastien Hertz
      Pages 204-207
    26. Ib Thomsen
      Pages 208-211
    27. Ragnar Norberg
      Pages 212-215

About this book


Statisticians of the Centuries aims to demonstrate the achievements of statistics to a broad audience, and to commemorate the work of celebrated statisticians. This is done through short biographies that put the statistical work in its historical and sociological context, emphasizing contributions to science and society in the broadest terms rather than narrow technical achievement. The discipline is treated from its earliest times and only individuals born prior to the 20th Century are included. The volume arose through the initiative of the International Statistical Institute (ISI), the principal representative association for international statistics (founded in 1885). Extensive consultations within the statistical community, and with prominent members of ISI in particular, led to the names of the 104 individuals who are included in the volume. The biographies were contributed by 73 authors from across the world.
The editors are the well-known statisticians Chris Heyde and Eugene Seneta. Chris Heyde is Professor of Statistics at both Columbia University in New York and the Australian National University in Canberra. He is also Director of the Center for Applied Probability at Columbia. He has twice served as Vice President of the ISI, and also as President of the ISI's Bernoulli Society. Eugene Seneta is Professor of Mathematical Statistics at the University of Sydney and a Member of the ISI. His historical writings focus on 19th Century France and the Russian Empire. He has taught courses on the history of probability-based statistics in U.S. universities. Both editors are Fellows of the Australian Academy of Science and have, at various times, been awarded the Pitman Medal of the Statistical Society of Australia for their distinguished research contributions.


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Editors and affiliations

  • C. C. Heyde
    • 1
    • 2
  • E. Seneta
    • 3
  • P. Crépel
  • S. E. Fienberg
  • J. Gani
  1. 1.School of Mathematical SciencesAustralian National UniversityCanberraAustralia
  2. 2.Department of StatisticsColumbia UniversityNew YorkUSA
  3. 3.School of Mathematics and StatisticsUniversity of SydneySydneyAustralia

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag New York, Inc. 2001
  • Publisher Name Springer, New York, NY
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-0-387-95283-3
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4613-0179-0
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