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Lucio Russo: probability theory and current interests

Giovanni Gallavotti

Vol. 4 (2016), No. 3-4, 461–469
Abstract

We review Russo’s original contributions to various fields of probability theory and his parallel interest in history and the influence of Hellenistic science.

Keywords
percolation, probability, Ising model, phase coexistence, coding theory, Markov processes, Hellenistic science, infinite clusters
Milestones
Received: 7 November 2016
Accepted: 19 December 2016
Published: 5 December 2017

Communicated by Francesco dell'Isola
Authors
Giovanni Gallavotti
Dipartimento di Fisica
Universitá di Roma “La Sapienza”
00185 Roma
Italy