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February 2008 The 2005 Neyman Lecture: Dynamic Indeterminism in Science
David R. Brillinger
Statist. Sci. 23(1): 48-64 (February 2008). DOI: 10.1214/07-STS246


Jerzy Neyman’s life history and some of his contributions to applied statistics are reviewed. In a 1960 article he wrote: “Currently in the period of dynamic indeterminism in science, there is hardly a serious piece of research which, if treated realistically, does not involve operations on stochastic processes. The time has arrived for the theory of stochastic processes to become an item of usual equipment of every applied statistician.” The emphasis in this article is on stochastic processes and on stochastic process data analysis. A number of data sets and corresponding substantive questions are addressed. The data sets concern sardine depletion, blowfly dynamics, weather modification, elk movement and seal journeying. Three of the examples are from Neyman’s work and four from the author’s joint work with collaborators.


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David R. Brillinger. "The 2005 Neyman Lecture: Dynamic Indeterminism in Science." Statist. Sci. 23 (1) 48 - 64, February 2008.


Published: February 2008
First available in Project Euclid: 7 July 2008

zbMATH: 1327.62031
MathSciNet: MR2523939
Digital Object Identifier: 10.1214/07-STS246

Rights: Copyright © 2008 Institute of Mathematical Statistics


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