Mark Kac

1914 - 1984

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Mark Kac pioneered the modern development of mathematical probability, in particular its applications to statistical physics.
Full MacTutor biography [Version for printing]

List of References (13 books/articles)

Some Quotations (5)

A Poster of Mark Kac

Mathematicians born in the same country

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Additional Material in MacTutor

  1. Mark Kac on education, physics and mathematics

Honours awarded to Mark Kac
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MAA Chauvenet Prize winner1950, 1968
Hedrick lecturer1955
SIAM John von Neumann Lecture1961
AMS Gibbs Lecturer1967
AMS/SIAM Birkhoff Prize1978
AMS Colloquium Lecturer1981

Other Web sites
  1. Lecture: "When is random random" (an audio mp3 file)
  2. Mathematical Genealogy Project

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