# Georges Darmois

Georges Darmois | |
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Born |
Éply, Meurthe-et-Moselle | 24 June 1888

Died |
3 January 1960 71) Paris | (aged

Nationality | French |

Fields | Mathematics |

Institutions |
University of Paris École Normale Supérieure |

Alma mater | University of Paris |

Doctoral advisor | Édouard Goursat |

Doctoral students |
Daniel Dugué André Lichnerowicz Marcel-Paul Schützenberger |

**Georges Darmois** (24 June 1888 – 3 January 1960) was a French mathematician and statistician. He pioneered in the theory of sufficiency, in stellar statistics, and in factor analysis. He was also one of the first French mathematicians to teach British mathematical statistics.^{[1]}

He is one of the eponyms of the Koopman–Pitman–Darmois theorem and sufficient statistics and exponential families.

Darmois earned his doctorate from the University of Paris in 1921, under supervision of Édouard Goursat. In 1949, he succeeded Maurice René Fréchet on the Chair of Calculus of Probabilities and Mathematical Physics at the University of Paris.^{[2]}

He was elected fellow of the Econometric Society in 1952.^{[3]}
In 1955 he was elected as a Fellow of the American Statistical Association.^{[4]}

## References

- ↑ Heyde, C. C.; Seneta, E. (2001).
*Statisticians of the Centuries*. New York: Springer. pp. 382–385. ISBN 0-387-95329-9. - ↑ Roy, R. (1960). "Georges Darmois, 1888–1960".
*Journal of the Royal Statistical Society*. Series A (General).**123**(4): 520–522. doi:10.2307/2343305. - ↑ "In Memory of Fellows of the Econometric Society". Econometric Society. Retrieved 24 July 2016.
- ↑ View/Search Fellows of the ASA, accessed 2016-07-23.

## External links

- O'Connor, John J.; Robertson, Edmund F., "Georges Darmois",
*MacTutor History of Mathematics archive*, University of St Andrews. - Georges Darmois at the Mathematics Genealogy Project
- Correspondence between Ronald Fisher and Georges Darmois
- Laurent Mazliak (2010) Borel, Fréchet, Darmois: La découverte des statistiques par les probabilistes français. Journal Electronique d'Histoire des Probabilités et de la Statistique December.
- John Aldrich (2010)Tales of Two Societies: London and Paris 1860-1940 Journal Electronique d'Histoire des Probabilités et de la Statistique December.