Mark Semenovich Pinsker. In Memoriam

Mark Semenovich Pinsker. In Memoriam Problems of Information Transmission, Vol. 40, No. 1, 2004, pp. 1{4. Translated from Problemy Peredachi Informatsii, No. 1, 2004, pp. 3{5. Original Russian Text Copyright c 2004 by Barg et al. OBITUARY On December 23, 2003, Mark Semenovich Pinsker, aged 78, departed from us. A remarkable scientist, a kind and sympathetic man, Pinsker was the very soul of our information theory school. His name is widely known and popular not only among specialists in information theory but among all scientists interested in probability theory, statistics, coding theory, communication networks, and so on. The feature that attracted his colleagues most was his depth of penetration into the core of the problem, combined with an unexpected slant to his thinking that amazed everyone with its unpredictability. He shared his own scienti c results lavishly, openly, and joyfully, inviting his colleagues to co-author his achievements. Each opportunity to help them while discussing their results and conjectures gave him genuine satisfaction. This aid had often been decisive in the success of their work. His immense input to the development of information theory is appreciated all over the world. The Shannon Award (1978) and the Hamming Medal (1996) he received speak for this. He Problems of Information Transmission Springer Journals

Mark Semenovich Pinsker. In Memoriam

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Kluwer Academic Publishers-Plenum Publishers
Copyright © 2004 by MAIK “Nauka/Interperiodica”
Engineering; Communications Engineering, Networks; Electrical Engineering; Information Storage and Retrieval; Systems Theory, Control
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