|Died||November 6, 2007 (aged 90)|
|Alma mater||Stockholm University|
|Known for||Matérn covariance function|
|Spouse(s)||Carin Berglund (m. 1947)|
|Fields||Spatial statistics |
|Institutions||Forestry Research Institute of Sweden |
Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences
|Thesis||Spatial Variation: Stochastic models and their application to some problems in forest surveys and other sampling investigations (1960)|
|Doctoral advisor||Harald Cramér|
Life and work
Bertil Matérn was born on 18 May 1917 in Gothenburg, Sweden, to Ernst Matérn, a pharmacist, and Hedvig Rhedin.  He studied at Stockholm University, under the supervision of Harald Cramér.  He was employed at the Forestry Research Institute of Sweden, where he worked on forestry statistics.
Matérn married Carin Berglund in 1947. They had two daughters, Barbro and Gunhild. Matérn died on 6 November 2007 in Danderyd.
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