Title:Constance Reid research materials on Jerzy Neyman, 1978-1998 (bulk 1978-1981)
Creator/Contributor:Reid, Constance, creator, collector.
The Constance Reid research materials on Jerzy Neyman comprise correspondence, notebooks, research notes, and interviews that
Reid either gathered or conducted in support of research on her book, "Neyman--from life," published in 1982 about the Polish-American
mathematician and statistician Jerzy Neyman.
Neyman, Jerzy -- 1894-1981
Neyman, Jerzy -- 1894-1981 -- Interviews
Statisticians -- California -- Berkeley
Mathematicians -- California -- Berkeley
Collection processed at folder level in 2008.
Constance Reid research materials on Jerzy Neyman, BANC MSS 2008/250, The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley.
Gift; of Constance Reid; 2007.
Jerzy Neyman (1894-1981) was born into a Polish family in Bendery, Besserabia in Imperial Russia. He graduated from the Kamianets-Podilskyi
gubernial gymnasium for boys in 1909 under the name Yuri Cheslavovich Neyman. He began studies at Kharkov University in 1912,
where he was taught by Russian probabilist Sergei Natanovich Bernstein. In 1921 he returned to Poland in a program of repatriation
of POWs after the Polish-Soviet War. He earned his Doctor of Philosophy degree at the Univerisity of Warsaw in 1924. He spent
a couple of years in London and Paris on a fellowship to study statistics with Karl Pearson and Emil Borel. After his return
to Poland he established the Biometric Laboratory at the Nencki Institute in Warsaw. He published many books dealing with
experiments and statistics, and devised the way which the FDA tests medicines today. In 1938 he moved to Berkeley, where he
taught as professor at U.C. Berkeley for the rest of his life. In 1966 he was awarded the Guy Medal of the Royal Statistical
Society and three years later the (American) Medal of Science.
Gift; of Constance Reid; in 2007.
2 boxes (.6 linear feet)
BANC MSS 2008/250 box 1
BANC MSS 2008/250 box 2
BANC MSS 2008/250
BANC MSS 2008/250