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Bruno de Finetti

Bruno de Finetti was born in Innsbruck in 1906. The house of his birth in Adolf-Pichler-Straße (now Conradstraße 8) still exists.

photos: (c) Fulvia de Finetti,

The famous "De Finetti Theorem" was published in 1931: Funzione caratteristica di un fenomeno aleatorio (Atti della R. Academia Nazionale dei Lincei, Serie 6. Memorie, Classe di Scienze Fisiche, Mathematice e Naturale, 4:251-299, 1931). Thus there is the opportunity to commemorate the 80th anniversary of his theorem. An early essay on subjective probability appeared in 1931 as well: Sul significato soggettivo della probabilita (Fundam. Math. 17, 298-329, 1931).

Special session

In the afternoon of Tuesday 26th a special session will be dedicated to the life of Bruno de Finetti and to his work in the context of imprecise probability.


This will be followed by a short bus trip to de Finetti's birth place where a memorial tablet will be unveiled in the presence of representatives of the city of Innsbruck and the University of Innsbruck.


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