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The life and work of Olof Thorin (1912-2004)

Bondesson, Lennart; Grandell, Jan and Peetre, Jaak LU (2008) In Proceedings of the Estonian Academy of Sciences 57(1). p.18-25
Abstract
This paper reviews Olof Thorin's contributions to mathematical analysis, actuarial mathematics, and probability theory, though in reversed order. In probability theory he is known for his path-breaking work on infinite divisibility. In actuarial mathematics he contributed significantly to the ruin problem. However, his international fame very much relies on his work in mathematical analysis and his share in the Riesz-Thorin theorem. Data about his life and some personal recollections are also given.
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ruin problem, Riesz-Thorin theorem, interpolation spaces, actuarial mathematics, infinite divisibility
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Proceedings of the Estonian Academy of Sciences
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57
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1
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18 - 25
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Estonian Academy Publishers
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1736-7530
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10.3176/proc.2008.1.02
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English
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  author       = {Bondesson, Lennart and Grandell, Jan and Peetre, Jaak},
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  publisher    = {Estonian Academy Publishers},
  series       = {Proceedings of the Estonian Academy of Sciences},
  title        = {The life and work of Olof Thorin (1912-2004)},
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  volume       = {57},
  year         = {2008},
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