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. He has also volunteered at high schools to promote the education of advanced mathematics to gifted students.
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.
- "On a conjecture of M. Kac". Bull. Amer. Math. Soc. 79 (4): 770–775. 1973. MR 0322345.
- with S. R. S. Varadhan: Multidimensional diffusion processes. Springer. 1979.; reprintings 1997, 2006
- An introduction to the theory of large deviations. Springer-Verlag. 1984.
- with Andrzej Korzeniowski: "An example in the theory of hypercontractive semigroups". Proc. Amer. Math. Soc. 94 (1): 87–90. 1985. MR 781062.
- with Jean-Dominique Deuschel: Large deviations. Academic Press. 1989.; reprinting 2001
- A concise introduction to the theory of integration. World Scientific. 1990.; Birkhäuser, 2nd edition 1994; 3rd edition. 1999.
- Probability theory: an analytic view. Cambridge U. Press. 1993.
- "Gaussian measures in traditional and not so traditional settings". Bull. Amer. Math. Soc. (N.S.) 33 (2): 135–155. 1996. MR 1362627.
- An introduction to the analysis of paths on a Riemannian manifold. AMS. 2000.
- Markov processes from K. Itô's perspective. Princeton U. Press. 2003.
- An introduction to Markov processes. Springer. 2005.
- Essentials of integration theory for analysis. Springer. 2011.
- Mathematics of probability. AMS. 2013.
- "1996 Steele Prizes". Notices of the American Mathematical Society 43 (11): 1340–1347. November 1996. Retrieved September 29, 2011.
- "Student Achievement Center". Fairview High School. Retrieved 27 March 2014.
- MIT Reports to the President 2001–2002, Department of Mathematics, web page at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, accessed 21-II-2007.
- CV, Daniel W. Stroock, at the Chinese University of Hong Kong web site, accessed 21-II-2007.
- List of Fellows of the American Mathematical Society, retrieved 2013-08-05.
- The Wonders of Math, web page at the Chinese University of Hong Kong, accessed 21-II-2007.
- Williams, David (1980). "Review: Multidimensional diffusion processes, by D. W. Stroock and S. R. S. Varadhan". Bull. Amer. Math. Soc. (N.S.) 2 (3): 496–503.
- Varadhan, S. R. S. (1985). "Review: An introduction to the theory of large deviations, by D. W. Stroock". SIAM Review 27 (4): 608–610. doi:10.1137/1027176.
- Varadhan, S. R. S. (1991). "Review: Large deviations, by Jean-Dominique Deuschel and D. W. Stroock". Bull. Amer. Math. Soc. (N.S.) 24 (2): 448–451.
- de Acosta, A. (1996). "Review: Probability theory: an analytic view, by D. W. Stroock". The Annals of Probability 24 (3): 1643–1645.