John Michael Hammersley

(1920—2004) mathematician

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(1920–2004; b. Helensburgh, Scotland; d. Oxford, England) English mathematician and statistician. Hammersley's education at Cambridge U was interrupted by war service spent in the Royal Artillery. Graduating in 1948, Hammersley joined the statistics faculty at Oxford U. In 1964 he was co-author of one of the first books on Monte Carlo methods. He was elected FRS in 1976.

From A Dictionary of Statistics in Oxford Reference.

Subjects: Probability and Statistics.

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