# Selected Papers of E. B. Dynkin with Commentary

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A co-publication of the AMS and International Press of Boston

Eugene Dynkin is a rare example of a contemporary mathematician who has
achieved outstanding results in two quite different areas of research: algebra
and probability. In both areas, his ideas constitute an essential part of
modern mathematical knowledge and form a basis for further
development. Although his last work in algebra was published in 1955, his
contributions continue to influence current research in algebra and in the
physics of elementary particles. His work in probability is part of both the
historical and the modern development of the topic.

This volume presents Dynkin's scientific contributions in both areas.
Included are Commentary by recognized experts in the corresponding fields who
describe the time, place, role, and impact of Dynkin's research and
achievements. Biographical notes and the recollections of his students are also
featured.

#### Readership

Graduate students and research mathematicians interested in algebra and probability.

#### Reviews & Endorsements

This volume consists of six seminal papers by Dynkin on Lie groups and Lie algebras … An especially valuable feature is the inclusion of comments and corrections for most of the papers by Dynkin and his colleagues.

-- Mathematical Reviews