# Mathematician:Herbert Ellis Robbins

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## Mathematician

American mathematician and statistician who did research in topology, measure theory, statistics, and a variety of other fields.

## Nationality

American

## History

- Born: 12 January 1915 in New Castle, Pennsylvania, USA
- Died: 12 February 2001 in Princeton, New Jersey, USA

## Theorems and Inventions

- Robbins Algebra
- Robbins Theorem
- Robbins Lemma
- Robbins' Problem of Optimal Stopping
- Whitney-Robbins Synthesis (with Hassler Whitney)

## Books and Papers

- 1941:
*What is mathematics?*(with Richard Courant)