Herman Chernoff (born July 1, 1923, New York) is an American applied mathematician, statistician and physicist formerly a professor at MIT and currently working at Harvard University.
In 2012 he became a fellow of the American Mathematical Society.
Early life and education
Herman Chernoff's parents were Pauline and Max Chernoff, Jewish emgirants from Russia. He studied in Townsend Harris High School and graduated from Townsend Harris High School in January 1943.
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