Daniel W. Stroock

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Daniel W. Stroock
Dan Wyler Stroock.jpg
Daniel Stroock in 1976
(photo from MFO)
Born March 20, 1940 (1940-03-20) (age 78)
New York City, United States
Residence U.S.A.
Nationality American
Alma mater Rockefeller University
Known for Diffusion process
Malliavin calculus
Awards Steele Prize (1996)
Scientific career
Fields Mathematics
Institutions Courant Institute
University of Colorado, Boulder
Doctoral advisor Mark Kac

Daniel Wyler Stroock (born March 20, 1940) is an American mathematician, a probabilist.


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.[1]

Stroock is a member of the U.S. National Academy of Sciences.[2],[3] In 2012 he became a fellow of the American Mathematical Society.[4]


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.[5]

Selected publications[edit]


  1. ^ "1996 Steele Prizes" (PDF). Notices of the American Mathematical Society. 43 (11): 1340–1347. November 1996. Retrieved September 29, 2011. 
  2. ^ MIT Reports to the President 2001–2002, Department of Mathematics, web page at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, accessed 21-II-2007.
  3. ^ CV, Daniel W. Stroock, at the Chinese University of Hong Kong web site, accessed 21-II-2007.
  4. ^ List of Fellows of the American Mathematical Society, retrieved 2013-08-05.
  5. ^ The Wonders of Math, web page at the Chinese University of Hong Kong, accessed 21-II-2007.
  6. ^ Williams, David (1980). "Review: Multidimensional diffusion processes, by D. W. Stroock and S. R. S. Varadhan" (PDF). Bull. Amer. Math. Soc. (N.S.). 2 (3): 496–503. doi:10.1090/s0273-0979-1980-14784-9. 
  7. ^ 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. 
  8. ^ Varadhan, S. R. S. (1991). "Review: Large deviations, by Jean-Dominique Deuschel and D. W. Stroock" (PDF). Bull. Amer. Math. Soc. (N.S.). 24 (2): 448–451. doi:10.1090/s0273-0979-1991-16064-7. 
  9. ^ de Acosta, A. (1996). "Review: Probability theory: an analytic view, by D. W. Stroock". The Annals of Probability. 24 (3): 1643–1645. doi:10.1214/aop/1065725197. 

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