In 1933, the coming to power of the Nazis had led to a radical change in my life. It caused me to leave Germany and abandon my dream of German literature, and to take up mathematics instead. Now, in 1942, world events once more changed my course. As a result of the war, I switched from pure mathematics to statistics and thus came under the influence of Jerzy Neyman.
KeywordsMathematics Department Spring Semester Hague Convention Berkeley Symposium Nonparametric Density Estimation
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