Skip to main content

Eugene B. Dynkin

5/11/1924, Leningrad, USSR
11/14/2014, Ithaca, NY
Cornell University
Moscow Mathematical Society Prize 1950, National Academy of Sciences of the USA 2007, American Academy of Arts and Sciences 1985, Doctor Honoris Causa: Universite Pierre et Marie Curie 1997, University of Warwick 2003, Independent Moscow University 2003
Moscow State University M.Sc. 1945
Moscow State University Ph.D. 1948
Moscow State University D.Sc. 1951

Interview(s)

Speech by Eugene Dynkin. Fridrikh Karpelevich: His early years in mathematics

You are missing some Flash content that should appear here! Perhaps your browser cannot display it, or maybe it did not initialize correctly.

Recorded in Ithaca, New York.

Presented at the Karpelevich memorial meeting of the Moscow mathematical society in December 2007,

Eugene Dynkin and Sergei Kuznetsov Interview July 25, 1999

Part 1:

You are missing some Flash content that should appear here! Perhaps your browser cannot display it, or maybe it did not initialize correctly.

 

Part 2:

You are missing some Flash content that should appear here! Perhaps your browser cannot display it, or maybe it did not initialize correctly.

 

Part 3 from July 28, 1999

You are missing some Flash content that should appear here! Perhaps your browser cannot display it, or maybe it did not initialize correctly.

Recorded in Ithaca, NY.
Sun, 07/25/1999

These interviews took place July 25, 1999 and July 28, 1999. They are mainly Eugene Dynkin talking at his home in Ithaca, New York. Among other subjects, Dynkin tells of his childhood in Leningrad and Kazakhstan, his teachers, students and colleagues, and generally about the academic life in the Soviet Union and in the West. Some of these reminiscences have appeared as remarks in interviews with other people in the collection. Dynkin's wife Irene also contributes as do Sergei Kuznetsov and his wife Olga.

Eugene Dynkin speaking on Anatoliy Skorokhod, Rafail Khasminskii, and Alexander Wentzell

You are missing some Flash content that should appear here! Perhaps your browser cannot display it, or maybe it did not initialize correctly.

Recorded in Ithaca, N.Y..

Dynkin speaking on Anatoliy Skorokhod, 0:00-3:29; Rafail Khasminskii, 3:30-9:58; and Alexander Wentzell, 9:59-16:55. These are reminiscences at the banquet of Dynkin's 80th birthday Workshop, May 2004.

Eugene Dynkin speaking on his childhood

Part 1:

You are missing some Flash content that should appear here! Perhaps your browser cannot display it, or maybe it did not initialize correctly.

Part 2:

You are missing some Flash content that should appear here! Perhaps your browser cannot display it, or maybe it did not initialize correctly.

Recorded in Ithaca, N.Y., Dynkin's home.

Part 1. Leningrad (1924-1934). Bone marrow tuberculosis. Home schooling. One year and a half at Leningrad elementary school.
Part 2. Kasakhstan exile (1934-1940). Half a year at Moscow school. Rail road school in Aktubinsk. Arrest of father in 1937.

Eugene Dynkin speaking on the beginning of his research

Part 1:

You are missing some Flash content that should appear here! Perhaps your browser cannot display it, or maybe it did not initialize correctly.

Part 2:

You are missing some Flash content that should appear here! Perhaps your browser cannot display it, or maybe it did not initialize correctly.

Recorded in Ithaca, NY.

First original results:
Part 1. Fourth year. Lie groups, introducing "Dynkin diagrams".
Part 2. Fifth year. Markov chains. Characteristic numbers of stochastic matrices.

Eugene Dynkin, Lecture at 80th birthday Workshop: Recent progress on applications of probability to nonlinear analysis.

You are missing some Flash content that should appear here! Perhaps your browser cannot display it, or maybe it did not initialize correctly.

Recorded in Ithaca NY.

Eugene Dynkin: Seventy Years in Mathematics

Recorded in Ithaca, N.Y., Cornell University.
Fri, 05/07/2010