Mathematician:Persi Warren Diaconis
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American mathematician and former professional magician of Greek descent, best known for tackling mathematical problems involving randomness and randomization, such as coin flipping and shuffling playing cards.
- Born: January 31, 1945 in New York City, New York
Theorems and Definitions
- 1991: Closed Form Summation for Classical Distributions: Variations on a Theme of De Moivre (Stat. Sci. Vol. 6: 284 – 302) (with Sandy Zabell) www.jstor.org/stable/2245429
- 1992: Trailing the Dovetail Shuffle to its Lair (Ann. Appl. Probab. Vol. 2: 294 – 313) (with Dave Bayer) www.jstor.org/stable/2959752