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abstract:
- lang: eng
text: Yuri Vasilyevich Prokhorov is the eminence grise of Russian probability theory.
Every one of us interested in probability or asymptotic statistics has come across
his celebrated weak compactness theorem at one time or another. He was interviewed
earlier by Larry Shepp (Statistical Science, 7 (1992), pp. 123-130). That interview
dealt largely with his impressive career and scientific work, his international
contacts, and the issue of discrimination in the Soviet Union. The world has changed
considerably in the intervening years, and our knowledge and perspective of the
past has developed accordingly. It seemed natural to us to talk once more with
the man who lived through these turbulent times as the intellectual heir of Kolmogorov,
and as one who was in a position to observe the inner workings of the powerful
Soviet (later Russian) Academy of Sciences, the Steklov Mathematical Institute
in Moscow, and the activities of his many colleagues throughout the country and
elsewhere. This interview took place between November 13 and 28, 2006, at Bielefeld
University. As it was more like a friendly three-way conversation than a formal
interview, we did not identify the two interviewers, but merely indicated the
person who asked the questions as "interviewer."
author:
- first_name: Friedrich
full_name: Götze, Friedrich
id: '10518'
last_name: Götze
- first_name: W. R.
full_name: Van Zwet, W. R.
last_name: Van Zwet
citation:
ama: Götze F, Van Zwet WR. THE TIMES OF YURI VASILYEVICH PROKHOROV. *Theory Of
Probability & Its Applications*. 2013;57(2):306-322.
angewandte-chemie: F. Götze, and W. R. Van Zwet, “THE TIMES OF YURI VASILYEVICH
PROKHOROV”, *Theory Of Probability & Its Applications*, **2013**,
*57*, 306-322.
apa: Götze, F., & Van Zwet, W. R. (2013). THE TIMES OF YURI VASILYEVICH PROKHOROV.
*Theory Of Probability & Its Applications*, *57*(2), 306-322.
doi:10.1137/S0040585X97985972
apa_indent: Götze,
F., & Van Zwet, W. R. (2013). THE TIMES OF YURI VASILYEVICH PROKHOROV. *Theory
Of Probability & Its Applications*, *57*(2), 306-322. doi:10.1137/S0040585X97985972

bio1: 'Götze F, Van Zwet WR (2013)

THE TIMES OF YURI VASILYEVICH PROKHOROV.

Theory Of Probability & Its Applications 57(2): 306-322.'
chicago: 'Götze,
Friedrich, and Van Zwet, W. R. 2013. “THE TIMES OF YURI VASILYEVICH PROKHOROV”.
*Theory Of Probability & Its Applications* 57 (2): 306-322.

'
default: 'Götze F, Van Zwet WR (2013)

*Theory Of Probability & Its
Applications* 57(2): 306-322.'
dgps: Götze,
F. & Van Zwet, W.R. (2013). THE TIMES OF YURI VASILYEVICH PROKHOROV. *Theory
Of Probability & Its Applications*, *57*(2), 306-322. Society For
Industrial And Applied Mathematics. doi:10.1137/S0040585X97985972.

frontiers: Götze, F., and Van Zwet, W. R. (2013). THE TIMES OF YURI VASILYEVICH
PROKHOROV. *Theory Of Probability & Its Applications* 57, 306-322.
harvard1: Götze, F., & Van Zwet, W.R., 2013. THE TIMES OF YURI VASILYEVICH PROKHOROV.
*Theory Of Probability & Its Applications*, 57(2), p 306-322.
ieee: ' F. Götze and W.R. Van Zwet, “THE TIMES OF YURI VASILYEVICH PROKHOROV”, *Theory
Of Probability & Its Applications*, vol. 57, 2013, pp. 306-322.'
lncs: ' Götze, F., Van Zwet, W.R.: THE TIMES OF YURI VASILYEVICH PROKHOROV. Theory
Of Probability & Its Applications. 57, 306-322 (2013).'
mla: 'Götze, Friedrich, and Van Zwet, W. R. “THE TIMES OF YURI VASILYEVICH PROKHOROV”.
*Theory Of Probability & Its Applications* 57.2 (2013): 306-322.'
wels: 'Götze, F.; Van Zwet, W. R. (2013): THE TIMES OF YURI VASILYEVICH PROKHOROV
*Theory Of Probability & Its Applications*,57:(2): 306-322.'
date_created: 2013-08-01T09:13:21Z
date_updated: 2019-05-10T10:23:28Z
department:
- _id: '10020'
doi: 10.1137/S0040585X97985972
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isi: 1
issue: '2'
language:
- iso: eng
page: 306-322
publication: Theory Of Probability & Its Applications
publication_identifier:
issn:
- 0040-585X
publication_status: published
publisher: Society For Industrial And Applied Mathematics
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title: THE TIMES OF YURI VASILYEVICH PROKHOROV
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volume: 57
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