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Eugene Dynkin

Dynkin in 1976
Born Eugene Borisovich Dynkin
11 May 1924(1924-05-11)
Leningrad, Soviet Union
Died 14 November 2014(2014-11-14) (aged 90)
Ithaca, New York, United States
Residence Ithaca, New York, United States
Citizenship United States
Fields Mathematics
Institutions Moscow University
Central Economic Mathematical Institute
Cornell University
Alma mater Moscow University
Doctoral advisor Andrey Kolmogorov
Doctoral students Nicolai V. Krylov
Igor Girsanov
Fridrikh Karpelevich
Anatoliy Skorokhod
Ernest Vinberg
Complete List
Notable awards Leroy P. Steele Prize (1993)

Eugene Borisovich Dynkin (Russian: Евге́ний Бори́сович Ды́нкин; May 11, 1924 – 14 November 2014) was a Soviet-American mathematician. He worked most in probability and algebra. Dynkin especially worked in semisimple Lie groups, Lie algebras, and Markov processes. The Dynkin diagram, the Dynkin system, and Dynkin's lemma are named for him. Before his death, Dynkin was a mathematician at Cornell University.

Dynkin died at his home in Ithaca, New York, aged 90.[1]


  1. "Евгений Борисович Дынкин" (in Russian). Moscow Mathematical Center of Continuous Education. Retrieved 16 November 2014.