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Branching Processes: A Personal Historical Perspective

  • Peter JagersEmail author
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Abstract

This article is a slightly edited and updated version of an evening talk during the random trees week at the Mathematisches Forschungsinstitut Oberwolfach, January 2009. It gives a—personally biased—sketch of the development of branching processes, from the mid nineteenth century to 2010, emphasizing relations to bioscience and demography, and to society and culture in general.

Keywords

Branching processes Mathematical history 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Mathematical SciencesChalmers University of TechnologyGothenburgSweden
  2. 2.University of GothenburgGothenburgSweden

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