Carl Harald Cramér


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(1893–1985; b. Stockholm, Sweden; d. Stockholm, Sweden)

Swedish mathematical statistician who spent his entire career at Stockholm U. He entered as a student in 1912 and retired as its President in 1961. His research centred on probability, risk theory, and the mathematical underpinnings of Statistics. His best known work is Mathematical Methods in Statistics, published in 1945. He was the 1953 IMS Rietz Lecturer. He received the Guy Medal in Gold of the RSS in 1972, and was elected to the NAS in 1984.

Subjects: Probability and Statistics.

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