A stats boffin the world knew as Mr Martingale

An article about Peter Hall in yesterday’s Sydney Morning Herald:

Peter Hall


20-11-1951 – 9-1-2016

Dictionaries tell us a martingale is the gambling system of continually doubling the stakes in the hope of an eventual win that must yield a net profit.  The mathematical concept of martingale is an abstraction of a fair gambling system. As a postgraduate student, Professor Peter Gavin Hall AO became a world leader in the theory of martingales. So much so that when he visited the University of Cambridge in the mid-1970s, he was introduced as “Mr Martingale.”

Read the complete article published by the Sydney Morning Herald on 21 March 2016 here.


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