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The life and work of Olof Thorin (1912-2004)
Umeå University, Faculty of Science and Technology, Department of Mathematics and Mathematical Statistics.
Department of Mathematics, Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm.
Department of Mathematics, Lund University, Lund.
2008 (English)In: Proceedings of the Estonian Academy of Sciences, ISSN 1736-6046, Vol. 57, 18-25 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

This paper reviews Olof Thorin’s contributions to mathematical analysis, actuarial mathematics, and probability theory, though in reversed order. In probability theory he is known for his path-breaking work on infinite divisibility. In actuarial mathematics he contributed significantly to the ruin problem. However, his international fame very much relies on his work in mathematical analysis and his share in the Riesz–Thorin theorem. Data about his life and some personal recollections are also given.

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2008. Vol. 57, 18-25 p.
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actuarial mathematics, infinite divisibility, interpolation spaces, Riesz–Thorin theorem, ruin problem
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Probability Theory and Statistics
URN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-19576DOI: 10.3176/proc.2008.1.02OAI: diva2:202047
Available from: 2009-03-06 Created: 2009-03-06 Last updated: 2014-03-19Bibliographically approved

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