Mathematician:Leonard Jimmie Savage
American mathematician who worked on metric and differential geometry, calculus of variations and statistics.
- Born: 20 November 1917 in Detroit, Michigan, USA
- Died: 1 November 1971 in New Haven, Connecticut, USA
Theorems and Definitions
- 1941: The Application of Vectorial Methods to the Study of Distance Spaces
- 1943: On the Crossing of Extremals at Focal Points
- 1948: The Utility Analysis of Choices Involving Risk (with Milton Friedman)
- 1949: Application of the Radon-Nikodym Theorem to the Theory of Sufficient Statistics (with Paul Halmos)
- 1953: Three Short Papers on Game Theory that involve Chance and the Skill of the Players (Econometrica Vol. 21: 97 – 117), translations of:
- 1953: Émile Borel: The Theory of Play and Integral Equations with Skew Symmetric Kernels (Econometrica Vol. 21: 97 – 100)
- 1953: Émile Borel: On Games that Involve Chance and the Skill of the Players (Econometrica Vol. 21: 101 – 115)
- 1953: Émile Borel: On Systems of Linear Forms of Skew Symmetric Determinant and the General Theory of Play (Econometrica Vol. 21: 116 – 117)
- 1954: The Foundations of Statistics
- 1965: How to gamble if you must: Inequalities for Stochastic Processes (with Lester Dubin)
- 1970: On rereading R A Fisher
- 1972: The Foundations of Statistics, 2nd ed.
Also known as
Originally given the name Leonard Ogashevitz, but because of his mother's illness was given the name Jimmie by a nurse at the hospital. Consequently adopted the name.
His father changed his surname from Ogashevitz to Savage in $1920$. Leonard Ogashevitz adopted the name Leonard Jimmie Savage when involved in classified war-work.