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Bonferroni, Carlo Emilio

By: Eugene Seneta | Edited by: Paul Atkinson, Sara Delamont, Alexandru Cernat, Joseph W. Sakshaug & Richard A. Williams Published: 2020 | Length:   <1 | DOI: |
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The name of mathematician Carlo Emilio Bonferroni (1892–1960) is attached to the Bonferroni inequalities, which facilitate the treatment of statistical dependence in probability theory and hypothesis testing in simultaneous statistical inference. Improvements to the inequalities have generated a huge literature. This entry begins with a biographical sketch of Bonferroni. It then discusses the Bonferroni inequalities. The entry concludes with a brief review of commemorations after his death.

Biographical Sketch

Carlo Emilio Bonferroni (1892–1960) was born in Bergamo, a university town in northern Italy. He studied conducting and piano at the conservatory in Torino (Turin) and then studied for the degree of laurea in mathematics in Torino under Giuseppe Peano and Corrado Segre. After receiving the degree, he was appointed assistant to Filadelfo Insolera, Chair of Mathematics of ...

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