Paul Lévy


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(1886–1971; b. Paris, France; d. Paris, France)

French mathematician regarded as the founder of modern probability theory. A graduate of the École Polytechnique, his first paper was published in 1905. After study under Hadamard, he obtained his doctorate in 1912. After a period as Professor at the École Nationale des Mines, he returned to the École Polytechnique in 1920, retiring in 1959.

Subjects: Probability and Statistics.

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