Yuri Prokhorov

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Yuri Vasilyevich Prokhorov
Юрий Васильевич Прохоров
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Born (1929-12-15)15 December 1929
Moscow, Soviet Union
Died 16 July 2013(2013-07-16) (aged 83)
Moscow, Russia
Citizenship Soviet Union, Russian
Alma mater Moscow State University
Awards Lenin Prize (1970)
Order of the Red Banner of Labour (1975, 1979)
Scientific career
Fields Probability theory
Institutions Russian Academy of Sciences
Doctoral advisor Andrey Nikolaevich Kolmogorov

Yuri Vasilyevich Prokhorov (Russian: Ю́рий Васи́льевич Про́хоров; 15 December 1929 – 16 July 2013) was a Russian mathematician, active in the field of probability theory. He was a PhD student of Andrey Kolmogorov at the Moscow State University, where he obtained his PhD in 1956.

Prokhorov became a corresponding member of the Russian Academy of Sciences in 1966, a full member in 1972. He was a vice-president of the IMU. He received Lenin Prize in 1970, Order of the Red Banner of Labour in 1975 and 1979. He was also an editor of the Great Soviet Encyclopedia.

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  • Larry Shepp, "A Conversation with Yuri Vasilyevich Prokhorov", Statistical Science, Vol. 7, No. 1 (February, 1992), pp. 123–130.

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