# Mathematician:Jerzy Neyman

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## Mathematician

Polish mathematician and statistician who first introduced the modern concept of a confidence interval into statistical hypothesis testing.

Co-revised Ronald Aylmer Fisher's null hypothesis testing (in collaboration with Egon Sharpe Pearson).

## Nationality

Polish (although born in what is now Moldova)

## History

- Born: 16 April 1894 in Bendery, Bessarabia, Russian Empire (now Transnistria, Moldova)
- Died: 5 August 1981 in Oakland, California, USA

## Theorems and Definitions

Results named for **Jerzy Neyman** can be found here.

## Publications

- 1930:
*On the problem of two samples*(with Egon Sharpe Pearson) - 1933:
*On the problem of the most efficient tests of statistical hypotheses*(with Egon Sharpe Pearson) - 1933:
*The testing of statistical hypotheses in relation to probabilities a priori*(with Egon Sharpe Pearson) - 1934:
*On the two different aspects of the representative method: The method of stratified sampling and the method of purposive selection*(*J. R. Stat. Soc.***Vol. 97**,*no. 4*: pp. 557 – 625) www.jstor.org/stable/2342192 - 1937:
*Outline of a Theory of Statistical Estimation Based on the Classical Theory of Probability*(*Phil. Trans.***Ser. A****Vol. 236**,*no. 767*: pp. 333 – 380) www.jstor.org/stable/91337 - 1928:
*On methods of testing hypotheses*(*Atti del Congresso Internazionale dei Matematici: Bologna del 3 al 10 de settembre di 1928***Vol. 6**: pp. 35 – 42) - 1954:
*Probabilistic theory of clustering of galaxies with particular reference to the hypothesis of an expanding universe*(*Proceedings of the International Congress of Mathematicians: Amsterdam, 1954***Vol. 2**: pp. 298 – 299) - 1956:
*Note on an Article by Sir Ronald Fisher*(*J. R. Stat. Soc.***Ser. B****Vol. 18**,*no. 2*: pp. 288 – 294) www.jstor.org/stable/2983716 - 1958:
*Statistical approach to the problems of cosmology*(with Elizabeth Leonard Scott) - 1970:
*Statistical aspects of rain stimulation: Problems and prospects*(with Elizabeth Leonard Scott) - 1990:
*On the Application of Probability Theory to Agricultural Experiments. Essay on Principles. Section 9.*(*Statistical Science***Vol. 5**,*no. 4*: pp. 465 – 472)

## Also known as

His name at birth was **Jerzy Spława-Neyman**.

Some publications of his can be found under that name.

## Sources

- 2014: Christopher Clapham and James Nicholson:
*The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Mathematics*(5th ed.) ... (previous) ... (next):**Neyman, Jerzy**(1894-1981)