Person: Bonferroni, Carlo Emilio
Carlo Emilio Bonferroni was an Italian mathematician who worked on probability theory.
Mathematical Profile (Excerpt):
 Bonferroni entered the University of Turin where he studied for his laurea under Giuseppe Peano and Corrado Segre.
 After the award of his doctorate, Bonferroni spent a year studying abroad at the University of Vienna and at the Eidgenössische Technische Hochschule in Zürich.
 Then in 1923, Bonferroni took up the chair of financial mathematics at the Financial Mathematics and Economics Institute in Bari.
 It was a highly appropriate conference for Bonferroni to attend since, for the first time, a section was introduced covering Statistics, Mathematical Economy, Calculus of Probability, and Actuarial Science.
 Carlo Benedetti became Bonferroni's student after World War II.
 Bonferroni said to me, "Hurry and take up a career in statistics because when mathematicians become aware of the possibility which it offers them, there will not be any more opportunities for people like you".
 In the 1936 paper Bonferroni sets up his inequalities.
 As we mentioned above, Bonferroni attended this conference and his work on the 'Bonferroni inequalities' may have been prompted by hearing Cantelli's lecture.
 It is worth noting, however, that Bonferroni's inequalities gained fame following the publication of Maurice Fréchet's 1940 book Les probabilités associées a un système d'événements compatibles et dépendants.
 To indicate the interest in this area we note that an generalisation of Bonferroni's inequalities by S Holm in the paper A simple sequentially rejective multiple test procedure published in the Scandinavian Journal of Statistics 6 (1979), 6570, has received around 2000 citations.
 Bonferroni kept up his passion for music all his life and when he was younger he was an enthusiastic climber of glaciers.
 Bonferroni was honoured by election to the Hungarian Statistical Society.
Born 28 January 1892, Bergamo, Italy. Died 18 August 1960, Florence, Italy.
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