Mathematician:Aleksandr Yakovlevich Khinchin

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Russian mathematician who was an important figure in the field of probability theory.


Soviet Russian


  • Born: 19 July 1894 in Kondrovo, Kaluzhskaya guberniya, Russia
  • Died: 18 November 1959 in Moscow, USSR

Theorems and Definitions


  • 1927: Recherches sur la structure des fonctions mesurables
  • 1927: Basic laws of probability theory
  • 1929: Sur la Loi des Grandes Nombres
  • 1933: Asymptotische Gesetze der Wahrscheinlichkeitsrechnung
  • 1933: Gram determinants for stationary series (with Alexander Osipovich Gelfond)
  • 1936: Continued Fractions (2nd ed. 1949)
  • 1943: Eight lectures on mathematical analysis
  • 1943: Mathematical Principles of Statistical Mechanics
  • 1947: Three Pearls of Number Theory
  • 1951: Mathematical Foundations of Quantum Statistics
  • 1962: An elementary introduction to the theory of probability (with Boris Vladimirovich Gnedenko)

Also known as

In Russian: Алекса́ндр Я́ковлевич Хи́нчин.

Rendered in French as Alexandre Khintchine.