Clémentine Laurens [01/06/2022]

Clementine Laurens (ESJ Lille)

Kameda Toyojiro and the transfer of the Western theory of probability to Japan at the beginning of the 20th century

We will talk about the Japanese actuary and probabilist Kameda Toyojiro (1885-1944) who took a major part in the transfer of modern probabilistic technology to Japan at the beginning of the 20th century. Very familiar with contemporary English and German works, he made an early use of certain fundamental concepts of probability theory, such as characteristic functions, and was one of those who paved the way for the spectacular development of the Japanese probabilistic school in the next generation.