Springer VideoMATH

Wolfgang Doeblin

A Mathematician Rediscovered

Authors: Handwerk, Agnes, Willems, Harrie

  • Documentary of the famous mathematician Wolfgang Doeblin
  • Throws new light on the startling circumstances of his death
see more benefits

Buy this book

Special Cover Type $79.99
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-540-71959-5
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Online orders shipping within 2-3 days.
About this book

Wolfgang Doeblin, one of the great probabilists of the 20th century, was already widely known in the 1950s for his fundamental contributions to the theory of Markov chains. His coupling method became a key tool in later developments at the interface of probability and statistical mechanics. But the full measure of his mathematical stature became apparent only in 2000 when the sealed envelope containing his construction of diffusion processes in terms of a time change of Brownian motion was finally opened, 60 years after it was sent to the Academy of Sciences in Paris. The film of Agnes Handwerk and Harrie Willems documents scientific and human aspects of this amazing discovery and throws new light on the startling circumstances of his death at the age of 25. I recommend it in the strongest terms.

Hans Föllmer, Faculty of Mathematics, Humboldt University, Berlin

Reviews

Aus den Rezensionen:

"… Der Film … illustriert beispielhaft, unter welchen außergewöhnlichen Bedingungen Wolfgang Döblin … sein geniales mathematisches Werk geschaffen hat. … Dieser Film führt das tragische Schicksal eines herausragenden Wissenschaftlers vor Augen … Es gelingt Agnes Handwerk und Harrie Willems, mehrere Zeitzeugen und Wolfgangs Bruder zu interviewen. … All diese Begegnungen sind für den Zuschauer bewegend, insbesondere, weil diese älteren Menschen noch sehr präzise über Erlebnisse sprechen können … Wichtig ist es für die Regisseure, uns Wolfgang Döblin nicht nur als Wissenschaftler, sondern auch als Menschen zu präsentieren …" (Peter lmkeller und Sylvie Rally, in: Mitteilungen der Deutschen Mathematiker-Vereinigung, 2007, Vol. 15, Issue 3, S. 154 ff.)


Buy this book

Special Cover Type $79.99
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-540-71959-5
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Online orders shipping within 2-3 days.

Recommended for you

Loading...

Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Wolfgang Doeblin
Book Subtitle
A Mathematician Rediscovered
Authors
Series Title
Springer VideoMATH
Copyright
2007
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Special Cover Type ISBN
978-3-540-71959-5
Series ISSN
1613-1053
Edition Number
1
Topics