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Joseph Leo Doob (1910–2004). (English) Zbl 1130.01303

From the text: Probability has been a subject of mathematical exploration for more than 300 years, but it was given a firm mathematical foundation much later by mathematicians such as Kolmogorov in Russia and Doob in America, beginning in the 1930s. Doob in his 1937 paper (see Chapter 2 of his 1953 book Stochastic Processes [New York: Wiley (1953; Zbl 0053.26802)] for a more transparent treatment) gave the mathematical framework for the study of continuous parameter stochastic processes, that is, families of measurable functions indexed by a parameter such that the family is pointwise continuous in the parameter.

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01A70 Biographies, obituaries, personalia, bibliographies

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Obituary

Biographic References:

Doob, Joseph Leo

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Zbl 0053.26802
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