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Kac, Mark

Status: 
D
First Name: 
Mark
Last Name: 
Kac
Place and Date of Birth: 
8/3/1914 (Krzemiemiec, Ukraine)
Place and Date of Death: 
10/26/1984
Employer at time of interview: 
Rockefeller University

Education

Degree 1 (Type and Year): 
Ph.D. 1937
Degree 1 (School): 
Jan Kazimierz University of Lwów
Most Recent Employer: 
University of Southern California
Field(s): 
probability theory
statistical physics
Honors: 
Chauvenet Prize 1968, Birkhoff Prize 1978, National Academy of Sciences of the USA 1965

For an autobiography, refer to "Mark Kac, Enigmas of Chance: An Autobiography, Harper and Row, New York, 1985. ISBN 0060154330"

Dobrushin, Roland

Status: 
D
First Name: 
Roland
Middle Name or Initial: 
L'vovich
Last Name: 
Dobrushin
Place and Date of Birth: 
7/20/1929, St. Petersburg
Place and Date of Death: 
11/12/1995, Moscow
Employer at time of interview: 
Institute for Problems of Information Transmission, Academy of Sciences USSR

Education

Degree 1 (Type and Year): 
M.Sc. 1952
Degree 1 (School): 
Moscow State University
Degree 2 (Type and Year): 
Ph.D. 1955
Degree 2 (School): 
Moscow State University
Degree 3 (Type and Year): 
D.Sc. 1962
Degree 3 (School): 
Appl. Math. Institute, Academy of Sci. USSR
Field(s): 
probability theory
statistical physics
information theory
Honors: 
Moscow Mathematical Society Prize 1955
American Academy of Arts and Sciences 1982
National Academy of Sciences of the USA 1993
Academia Europæa 1995