Daniel W. Stroock
|Daniel W. Stroock|
Daniel Stroock in 1976
(photo from MFO)
|Born||March 20, 1940
New York City, USA
University of Colorado, Boulder
|Alma mater||Rockefeller University|
|Doctoral advisor||Mark Kac|
|Known for||Diffusion process
|Notable awards||Steele Prize (1996)|
He received his undergraduate degree from Harvard University in 1962 and his doctorate from Rockefeller University in 1966. He has taught at the Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences and the University of Colorado, Boulder and is currently Simons Professor at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He is known for his work with S. R. S. Varadhan on diffusion processes, for which he received the Leroy P. Steele Prize for Seminal Contribution to Research in 1996.
Mathematics is one, and possibly the only, human endeavor for which there is a widely, if not universally, recognized criterion with which to determine truth. For this reason, mathematicians can avoid some of the interminable disputes which plague other fields. On the other hand, I sometimes wonder whether the most interesting questions are not those for which such disputes are inevitable.
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