Bartel Leendert van der Waerden


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(1903–96; b. Amsterdam, Netherlands; d. Zürich, Switzerland)

Dutch mathematician. Van der Waerden studied at U Amsterdam and U Göttingen, joining the faculty at Göttingen in 1928. In 1931 he was appointed Professor of Mathematics at U Leipzig. After the Second World War he briefly held posts at Johns Hopkins U and U Amsterdam, before moving in 1951 to Zürich U. His non-parametric test for the equality of two populations was published in 1952.

Subjects: Probability and Statistics.

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