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November 2008 Remembering Wassily Hoeffding
Nicholas I. Fisher, Willem R. van Zwet
Statist. Sci. 23(4): 536-547 (November 2008). DOI: 10.1214/08-STS271


Wasssily Hoeffding’s terminal illness and untimely death in 1991 put an end to efforts that were made to interview him for Statistical Science. An account of his scientific work is given in Fisher and Sen [The Collected Works of Wassily Hoeffding (1994) Springer], but the present authors felt that the statistical community should also be told about the life of this remarkable man. He contributed much to statistical science, but will also live on in the memory of those who knew him as a kind and modest teacher and friend, whose courage and learning were matched by a wonderful sense of humor.


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Nicholas I. Fisher. Willem R. van Zwet. "Remembering Wassily Hoeffding." Statist. Sci. 23 (4) 536 - 547, November 2008.


Published: November 2008
First available in Project Euclid: 11 May 2009

zbMATH: 1329.62017
MathSciNet: MR2530549
Digital Object Identifier: 10.1214/08-STS271

Rights: Copyright © 2008 Institute of Mathematical Statistics


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