Thorvald Nicolai Thiele


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(1838–1910; b. Copenhagen, Denmark; d. Copenhagen, Denmark)

Danish astronomer, actuary, and mathematical statistician who developed the theory of cumulants. Thiele studied astronomy at U Copenhagen (MSc, 1860; ScD, 1866). He was Professor of Astronomy at Copenhagen Observatory from 1875 to 1907, Rector of U Copenhagen from 1900 to 1906, and founder of the Danish Actuarial Society in 1901.

Subjects: Probability and Statistics.

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