an:05586126
Zbl 1190.01009
Mazliak, Laurent
Ten letters from Wolfgang Doeblin to Bohuslav Hostinsk??
FR
J. ??lectron. Hist. Probab. Stat. 3, No. 1, Article 15, 15 p. (2007).
00251809
2007
j
01A60 60-03 60J99
Probability theory; Markov chains; Chapman-Kolmogorov equation
The ten letters presented here (in French) were concerned with probability theory and were written between 1936 and 1938. An interesting and authoritative discussion of these letters and their background is presented (in English) in \textit{L. Mazliak}'s paper ``On the exchanges between Wolfgang Doeblin and Bohuslav Hostinsky'' [Rev. Hist. Math. 13, No. 1, 155--180 (2007; Zbl 1217.01025)]. The promising and substantial career of Doeblin [1915-1940] in probability theory was tragically cut short by D??blin's suicide after the Nazi defeat of the French army, in which D??blin was serving. D??blin was the son of the well-known author Alfred D??blin of the novel, Berlin Alexanderplatz.
Elliott Mendelson (Flushing)
Zbl 1217.01025