Herman Chernoff

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Herman Chernoff
Born (1923-07-01) July 1, 1923 (age 95)
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Herman Chernoff speaking in New York on October 6, 2015

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.[1]

In 2012 he became a fellow of the American Mathematical Society.[2]

Early life and education[edit]

Herman Chernoff's parents were Pauline and Max Chernoff, Jewish immigrants from Russia. He studied in Townsend Harris High School.[3]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Bather, John (1996). "A conversation with Herman Chernoff". Statistical Science. 11 (4): 335–350. doi:10.1214/ss/1032280306. Archived from the original on 2011-06-07.
  2. ^ List of Fellows of the American Mathematical Society, retrieved 2012-11-10.
  3. ^ Chernoff biography
  4. ^ Herman Chernoff (2005). "Education and Previous Positions". Retrieved October 7, 2008.

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